Giving birth without electricity is a fact of life for millions of moms. Seda, a 25-year old nurse-midwife, is the only skilled birth attendant on staff in the maternity ward at Chakhaza Health Center in Dowa, Malawi. Only 1% of the rural population in Malawi is linked to the national electricity grid, and Seda, like many health care workers, struggles without power to make sure pregnant women can deliver safely, often times in the dark. Learn more at