Ashoka Fellow
This description of Katarzyna Oles's work was prepared when Katarzyna Oles was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
Katarzyna is developing a family-centered obstetrics system that provides quality services to pregnant women and their families. Her approach brings childbirth back into the home as a significant family-bonding and education process. By training midwives and developing the profession in Poland, she seeks to create a healthier culture of childbirth that promotes empathy, understanding, and good parenting.
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