Hold the date May 5th, International Midwives Day – Join us for a conversation, joint book signing and celebration. Topic: Reproductive Justice – the whole story! with activists and authors, Loretta Rossand Samsarah Morgan 7-9 pm at Oakland Peace Center, 111 Fairmont Ave Oakland CaMore info to come!
This woman did not die due to childbirth. She died due to a botched C-Section and criminal ignorance. Rest in Peace, Lioness!
Salome Karwah, a heroic Ebola fighter and a 2014 “Time Person of the Year” passed last Tuesday due to complications during childbirth.
Karwah was one of the few survivors of the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak. The disease rampaged her hometown in Liberia, claiming the lives of most of her family members, yet, miraculously, Karwah, her then fiancé and her sister all survived.
After surviving the disease—and therefore becoming immune—the nurse dedicated her life to helping eliminate the disease. She provided intimate, hands-on care to those affected. “I can do things that other people can’t. If an Ebola patient is in his house, and his immediate relative cannot go to him, I can go to him. I can take [care of] him, ” she said.