Graduate taking leaps in world of midwifery

 The future is looking bright for Chase Becker. At just 21 years of age, the 2013 St Andrew’s graduate has worked as a volunteer student midwife in Africa eight times, travelled to most European countries and is set to finish her dual Nursing/Midwifery degree in June.

“I travel to Africa three times a year to work in a small hospital in Dar es Salaam that delivers 80 – 100 babies per day,” she said.

Chase said she and her family have also launched a not-for-profit non-government organisation in Tanzania and Australia called Midwife Vision Global.

“The main aim is to reduce maternity and neonatal mortality and morbidity, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

Chase has plans to become a Doctor specialising in neonatal surgery, so that she can be dispatched to any mission with Medicins san Frontiere (Doctors without Borders).

“Global, multi-cultural and low-clinical resource areas are challenging, diverse and make me feel valued as a clinician and person – to help those most in need.”

For more information on Midwife Vision Global, visit www.midwifevision.com