nurse comforting baby and woman in boat on way to hospital in Cambodia
The baby of 22-year-old Chhan Saloeng (right) arrived unexpectedly while Saloeng was on her way to the hospital by boat. That is the only way to get to the nearest hospital from her home, a remote village in Koh Kong, Cambodia. Despite the challenges of delivering a healthy baby in a boat on the water, Saloeng’s midwife, Tlang Sotheavy, used her training to ensure that mother and baby benefited from skin-to-skin contact and early breastfeeding. Photo credit: Reth Vanda for FHI 360