Margaret Afriyie: Meet the Ghanaian midwife who promotes maternal and child health with her own money

Margaret Afriyie: Meet the Ghanaian midwife who promotes maternal and child health with her own money

- Ghanaian midwife Margaret Afriyie has been honoured for her contributions toward maternal and child health care in the country

- Afriyie provides antenatal and postnatal care for women at the Ahwirewam CHPS Compound

- The kind midwife uses proceeds from her 5-acre cabbage and maize farm to procure gifts for new mothers and pregnant women who visit the clinic

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Margaret Afriyie, a Ghanaian midwife, has received great commendation for her love and compassion towards the poor and needy especially pregnant mothers in under-served communities.

From Ahafo Ano South-East District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Afriyie’s benevolent gesture towards her clients at the Ahwirewam CHPS Compound, where she is currently the only midwife with three supporting Nurse Assistants, has urged more women to seek care at her facility.

In a bid to sustain her ability to provide gifts to pregnant women who deliver at the clinic, Afriyie acquired a 2.5-acre land where she is growing cabbage and another 2.5-acre land where she is cultivating maize.

Kind-hearted Afriyie uses ''the proceeds from the cabbage and maize farm to procure the gifts for the new mothers and pregnant women who visit the clinic for antenatal and postnatal care.''

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana (NMC Ghana) via social media, affirms Afriye discourages pregnant women who have not had the required antenatal care from giving birth at home.

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Afriyie conducts home visits to her clients with her own resources to provide health education and encourages them as well to attend the clinic for proper care whenever they are sick or pregnant.

''I provide them with gifts such as baby clothing, diapers, milk, bread and milo when they attend the clinic for antenatal care and even after delivery I provide the mothers with diapers, milk, milo and bread to show appreciation to them for honouring antenatal appointments and delivering at the clinic,'' Afriyie told officials of the NMC Ghana who paid her a visit at her work place after learning about what she had been doing personally for her clients as a midwife through various social media handles.

Read full account by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana

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