Midwife Robin Lim has won the 2011 CNN Hero Award, which comes with a $300,000 prize to help her cause. About Robin, from CNN:
Robin Lim, an American woman who has helped thousands of poor Indonesian women have a healthy pregnancy and birth, was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year on Sunday night.
Through her Yayasan Bumi Sehat health clinics, “Mother Robin,” or “Ibu Robin” as she is called by the locals, offers free prenatal care, birthing services and medical aid in Indonesia, where many families cannot afford care.
It’s great to see a midwife receive such mainstream recognition and support for her work.
You can read more about Robin’s clinic and see video of her acceptance speech over at Radical Doula.