In 2016 we funded midwife Lucy November with an International Fellowship Award. Lucy, an experienced clinical midwife with a Masters in Public Health explored the contributing factors to high maternal mortality in adolescents in Eastern Freetown in Sierra Leone.
Alongside her research Lucy has also taken on some fundraising for Wellbeing of Women by hosting an evening of wine tasting with friends. The guests had a wonderful evening, with a blind tasting of the wine selection and a great total raised for the charity.
Thank you to Lucy and her team, if you would like to read more about Lucy’s research, please click here.
Lucy November commented, “I am delighted and very grateful to have been awarded this grant from Wellbeing of Women. Sierra Leone is the most dangerous country in the world to give birth, and the situation for pregnant teenagers is most severe. The grant will allow me to make two research trips to Freetown to investigate why teenagers are at such high risk and to propose some practical solutions, making a significant difference in the lives of this vulnerable group.”