The midwives who protect the health of local expectant mothers.
The emergency cart can be hooked behind a bicycle, and transport a patient lying down. In an area where most people don’t have access to cars, this is a valuable form of transportation.
*Midwives, in this context, are local women who assist the birthing process. They have learned the necessary skills through their personal experiences or through the apprenticeship of other midwives, and are different from medically trained specialists such as doctors or maternity nurses.
|A scene from the bicycle repairing seminar. The participants put disassembled bicycle pieces back together.|
|On the right is a midwife who attended a bicycle repairing seminar. On the left is AAR JAPAN staff member, Akemi KITA.|