Megan Wilton is originally from Carmen, Manitoba and is a practicing midwife in Winnipeg. She is working toward MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health.
As a student midwife, Megan travelled to Tanzania on an elective placement. Megan says that there are many similarities between maternal health care in Manitoba and Tanzania, but Tanzanian women may have less access to prenatal care. She says simple steps such as having a skilled attendant at the birth can mean the difference between life and death, and believes that every woman in the world has the right to access that care.