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Midwives' Voices, Midwives' Realities: Results From the Largest Global Midwifery Survey

“Midwives play a vital role in the health care of mothers and babies,” said Samara Ferrara, a midwife from Mexico, at the Wilson Center on February 27. But in many parts of the world they face a confluence of stressors that make working conditions miserable: low and irregular pay; harassment and disrespect from both patients and doctors; and little supplies, training, or say in the policy dialogue about maternal health.

International Visitor Leadership Program: Wilson Center Meets with New South African Think Tank

On February 23, 2016, under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, the Wilson Center held a meeting with representatives from the South African Institute of International Affairs and the University of the Witwatersrand. Mr. Moeletsi Mbeki, Mr. Jonathan Stead, and Mr. Tawana Kupe were accompanied by Ms. Varvara Olson, an International Visitor Liaison. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss and share knowledge about the representatives' plans to establish the African Center for Study of the United States in South Africa.

President Joyce Banda Talks About Her Time in Office & Sensitizing African Leaders to Maternal Health Challenges

Joyce Banda, Malawi’s first female vice president, became Malawi’s first female president in 2012 after the sudden death of Bungu wa Mutharika in office. From day one, maternal health and girls’ education were a priority in her administration, she tells the Maternal Health Initiative’s Roger-Mark De Souza in an interview at the Wilson Center.

Apartheid South Africa and the Collapse of the Portuguese Empire

CWIHP eDossier No. 76

Apartheid South Africa and the Collapse of the Portuguese Empire

Jamie Miller
November 2016

South Africa Nuclear History Fellowship

South Africa Nuclear History Fellowship

Wild Laws: China and Its Role in Illicit Wildlife Trade

Picture your typical farm: Pigs, cows, chickens, goats…and tigers? This may sound far-fetched, but many iconic wild animals – including tigers, bears, and rhinos – are now farmed en masse in China.