Syrian Refugee Camp Project | Lesbos, Greece
Nicole Marie White worked as a midwife in the refugee camps in Lesbos, Greece. Nicole has used her Midwifery skills volunteering internationally previously in Uganda, Haiti and on the border of Juarez, Mexico. Having a skilled Midwife to help mothers with prenatal care and the postpartum period in the refugee camps was vital. Nicole checked on pregnant mothers and newly delivered babies and moms, assessing heart tones, blood pressure and for signs and symptoms of infection. The COHI team also helped with the Island wide assessment on safe passage for the most vulnerable refugees, LGBT, single parents, single women traveling alone. Thousands of men, women, and children arrive daily in Greece as refugees, fleeing for their lives, the great majority escaping the brutal war in Syria. Numerous refugees are women in dire need of reproductive health care.