World Wide Village is excited to welcome our newest staff member – Magdala Joseph – as our Healthy Mothers + Healthy Babies program director.
Magdala is a vivacious 26-year-old woman who grew up in Port-au-Prince. She is newlywed of six months and has no children – yet!
Growing up Magdala took care of her mother who was often very sick from extremely high blood pressure. She enjoyed taking care of people and decided to become a nurse. She was licensed as a Registered Nurse in 2016.
Through her nursing studies, she discovered her passion for women’s health. The number of unnecessary complications and even death that many women in Haiti suffer simply because they lack basic knowledge and access to health care was unacceptable to Magdala.
Magdala entered the 18-month training program offered by Midwives for Haiti and obtained her certificate in 2018 and began working in Women’s Health clinics and hospitals, including doing a health broadcast on local radio.
In her duties with World Wide Village, she will interact extensively with the Haitian Health Department and the community to research current maternal health resources. She will serve pregnant mothers with monthly assessments, vitamins and testing, as well as education on sexually transmitted diseases, family planning and nutrition. She will work with the traditional birth attendants to better train them on birthing techniques and to recognize high risk situations.
Magdala’s strong faith and bubbly personality will fit in well with the World Wide Village team.
Thank you to all who gave to make this dream a reality! Learn more about Magdala’s first two weeks on the job at:
Pictured: Magdala (right) meeting with local matwons