Uganda experience proves transformative for midwifery students


Students from the Yale School of Nursing (YSN) midwifery group traveled to Atiak, Uganda this past summer to partake in an intensive four-week experience led by Dr. Michelle Telfer, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Interim Nurse-Midwifery Specialty Co-Director. The students say the experience was transformative, deepening their interests in global health by introducing “innovative approaches to maternal care” and allowing them to “immerse [themselves] in a completely different birth culture.” The four YSN students were also joined by eleven Master’s midwifery students at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

To learn more about the trip and partnership, visit the YSN website.