Leesha Mafuru has never been one to shy away from an adventure and that spirit has defined her life’s journey.
In 2008, while completing her bachelor of midwifery, the Cochrane High School grad Googled volunteer opportunities in Tanzania and hopped a plane to the African nation. Read more
Two-thirds of all global maternal deaths in 2015 occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, so efforts to improve the safety of childbirth are urgently needed. For four years, the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) has led a Canadian government-funded maternal health partnership initiative in rural Tanzania.
Known locally as Mama na Mtoto (mother and baby in Swahili), the project provides on-the-ground clinical, education and research support to help mothers and babies. Read more