Leeds midwife to build clinic in Bangladesh

Maud Hardy
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Maud Hardy, a midwife from West Yorkshire, is leading a campaign to build life-saving birthing clinics in Bangladesh.

She's worked at Leeds General Infirmary for 12 years, but has also worked in developing countries. She's one of eight midwives working with the charity Save The Children on their Build It For Babies scheme.

They want to build birth clinics because many women in the country, especially in rural areas, die during childbirth and only 30% receive antenatal care.

Most women deliver their babies at home without any help and these centres will help women before and after the birth.