“I WANT TO BE A MIDWIFE” is part of the documentary project "BIRTH IS A DREAM" which aims to document and raise awareness about Maternal Health in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Photos and footage were captured in Jinka, Ethiopia, documenting AMREF Canada’s program to improve maternal and child health in the Omo Valley.

Midwives are women, mothers, who have devoted their lives to providing safe motherhood to other women and mothers.
Access to skilled care from a trained midwife during pregnancy, childbirth and after delivery is key to saving a mother’s life and that of her child. By training more midwives, AMREF is helping deliver an immediate, lasting solution to reduce maternal mortality in Ethiopia.

Full project BIRTH IS A DREAM available here:

photography & video
editing & postproduction

Thanks to
Jinka Zonal Hospital midwives, nurses, doctors
AMREF Ethiopia staff
Kate Giesbrecht, AMREF Canada Programmes Coordinator
Jennifer Foulds. AMREF Canada Communications and PR Director

Special thanks to
Tony Anderson, who licensed me the music:
“Rise (Ambient Piano Mix)"
"The Father's Heart”

I am looking for a production partner to team up with to produce more stories about the "BIRTH IS A DREAM" project. If you are interested please email me to info@paolopatrunophoto.org. Thanks

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