I am overjoyed to receive a photo and update from a Wellbeing Africa Foundation mum today, and I must share the story.
In 2017, Mrs O was pregnant with triplets, and had been a student of my #Mamacare360 program. She needed, but couldn’t afford a Caesarean, and the hospital just kept her waiting. The hospital was ready to abandon them.
I have always advocated for socio-economic birth preparedness within universal health coverage, but birth waits for no-one, so I dashed there to help immediately.
That’s because a sound anti-poverty strategy should not only aim to increase incomes, but also provide the poor with a variety of assets — personal, social, political and environmental to help them overcome the myriad of challenging circumstances.
Sometimes being there for the right person, with the right help, at the right place, can change a life (or in this case, three more lives) way beyond the original aim of poverty alleviation.
Here is a photo of the absolutely beautiful triplets today: they have grown so big and strong, and it has made a sunny day today even brighter.