May 22nd, 2009
Giving Back Image of the Week
Tu Du Hospital Midwife Training
Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam
Tu Du Hospital offers midwife training to help reduce high neonatal death rates in Vietnam. Johnson & Johnson supports a training program for midwives in 32 cities in rural areas. The program also includes a train-the-trainer component that significantly increases the number of midwives reached.
Here, the photographer shows a young midwife holding a newborn infant close to her body, a midwifery practice that helps prevent heat loss in the newborn.
(Photographer: Janea Wiedmann, a Johnson & Johnson – International Center of Photography Fellowship recipient)