She traveled 325 miles to attend SHOPS Plus training

Picture of Julienne

Julienne is a young midwife living in Morondava, Madagascar, about 325 miles west of Antsirabe, the town where SHOPS Plus held training courses on family planning and child health. Julienne found out about the free training through Facebook, and did not hesitate to make the long journey.

She works in the delivery room of a local clinic and volunteers at the Regional Hospital Center of Morondava. She had hoped to learn from the hospital’s staff, but because of their busy schedules Julienne lacked access to the technical updates she sought.

The SHOPS Plus trainings enabled her to treat patients according to the updated protocols for the five priority health areas in her country. 

Julienne is now able to provide family planning counseling and to treat children suffering from diarrhea, a condition that is very common in her home town.

Her dream is to start a delivery clinic for herself and open it after receiving the financial management training from SHOPS Plus. 

Julienne, and others, at a SHOPS Plus training Julienne listening attentively during the training in Antsirabe
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