From 2009 – 2011, Our Bodies Ourselves honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Entrant: Michele Chausse
Nominee: Helen Weld, Public Health Nurse
I do not know Helen personally, but I admire her efforts to assist women with obstetric fistulas in Africa, in addition to her other volunteer activities around the world.
Pictured below Helen (back row, center) and patients.
[Ed. note: Also see Helen's blog about her work and travels: http://www.hwph.blogspot.com]
Courtesy of the West Africa Institute