Meet Chiara, one of our newest RHC volunteers!

Chiara Del Giudice is a Labor and Delivery nurse at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.  She was born in Trieste, Italy and has traveled widely.  Our trip to Ghana this June will be her first time in Africa.

Upon earning her bachelors degree in psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign she went on to earn her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Rush University in 2007.  She has been working as a Labor and Delivery nurse ever since.

Regarding her interest in working with us in Africa, she writes:

We can all agree that the relationship between a mother and her child is a special one. That’s why I became a labor and delivery nurse 6 years ago; I love witnessing those very first moments and assisting the mother as she forms that much needed bond with her baby after birth. I started my career at a community hospital in Chicago and moved to Portland to work on a high risk unit at OHSU.
I like the challenge of helping sick mothers deliver sick babies, but I also like the balance of assisting low risk mothers to achieve their goal of a low intervention birth. However, through my travels abroad, I know that not everyone in the world has those options or receives all the care that they deserve. The inequality of healthcare is astonishing to me and I’m enthusiastic about doing my small part in the world to correct those wrongs. Volunteering with RHC this summer will be a great experience because it’ll allow me to empower women through education in a subject I’m most happy to teach.

We are very excited to have Chiara join us in teaching Home Based Life Saving Skills this June!  Join us in welcoming her.

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