September 10, 2009
MONROVIA, Liberia - Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) volunteer Kathleen Martin, a certified nurse midwife, gives instructions on how to use a pregnancy calculator wheel during a seminar on maternal and child health care.
The two-week seminar for nurses and midwives was held at Monrovia's John F. Kennedy Memorial Health Center. A four-person Project HOPE team is embarked aboard Africa Partnership Station (APS) Swift while the ship is in port conducting humanitarian relief Medical Civil Action Projects in the region. APS is an international initiative led by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, which is aimed at improving maritime safety and security in Africa through training and other collaborative activities.(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Dan Meaney)