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Midwife App and solar-powered, portable, backup medical system to save lives in Malawi

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 at 11:02pm

Grand Valley State University students are making a difference in the Republic of Malawi, Africa, by creating a midwife application to assist in birthing, as well as a solar-powered, portable, backup medical system for when power goes out in the clinics.

The midwife app gives digital access to the book “A Midwife’s Guide” written by Mary Sommers, a certified professional midwife and the cousin of Star Swift, an associate professor of management at GVSU.

“Originally we were going to just help my relatives put the book up on a web site,” Swift said. “Folks from both Steelcase and Google told…

Growing up in Malawi, Episode 3

Posted on 26 Dec 2012 at 10:06am

Check out the third episode of “Growing Up in Malawi”, a documentary series on the work of the Roger Federer Foundation in Malawi. The latest episode shows that construction of the day care center in Thundu has made good progress in recent months. But the news is not all good: There was a bad harvest in Mbwetu, and the problem of feeding the children in the center there continues.

More about the documentary series: https://www.credit-suisse.com/federerfoundation

Growing Up in Malawi, Episode 2

Posted on 26 Dec 2012 at 10:02am

Watch the second episode in the documentary series on the Roger Federer Foundation’s initiative in Malawi! The infrastructure of the day care center in Mbwetu has been improved significantly in recent months. It was also filled with new toys by ActionAid Malawi. Things have been a little more difficult for the initiative in Thundu, a four-hour drive from the capital Lilongwe. The rainy season delayed construction of the day care center there, and caregivers are only applying the methods that they’ve learned with hesitation. Those profiled in the documentary series are doing well. The most important change? Hanex Karpingasa finally has the son he has long wanted.

Growing up in Malawi, Episode 1

Posted on 26 Dec 2012 at 9:58am

The first episode looks at the initiative set up by the Roger Federer Foundation in Malawi and introduces the main people who will feature in the documentary series. The day care center where the episode was filmed is in Mbwetu, on the outskirts of Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi.

More information about the documentary series: https://www.credit-suisse.com/federerfoundation

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