Posts Tagged ‘women’

1st Week of the School of POWHER

We are very excited to welcome this new class of POWHER students, as this year the School of POWHER is being taught and run by graduates from the first class in 2014. All our educators and preceptors are local comadronas who not only completed our program in 2014 but also have continued to be a…

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Woman of the Week: Kakenya Ntaiya

Incredible woman of the week: Kakenya Ntaiya Kakenya Ntaiya (born 1978) is a Kenyan educator, feminist, and social activist. She is the founder and president of the Kakenya Center for Excellence, a primary boarding school for girls in the Maasai village of Enoosaen. The first class of 32 students began in 2009. The center requires…

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Woman of the Week: Dr. Virginia Apgar

During national Women’s History Month we will be posting a short biography of some of the most inspiring pioneers of women’s health every week. This week our woman in the spotlight is Dr. Virginia Apgar, M.D. Dr. Virginia Apgar, M.D., (born in 1909, and died in 1974) is best known for developing a standardized system…

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