ABC Radio Interview – Conversations wtih Richard Fidler
The mission of a flying midwife
Jan Becker is well known in the business world for the enormously successful flight training academy she’s built with her husband.
Becker Helicopters trains more pilots each year than the Australian military.
Jan also has another life, as a midwife in Tanzania. A few times a year, she flies in to Amana Hospital, where more than 30,000 babies are born each year.
Because there’s no special care nursery for babies born with problems, some will not survive.
But Jan’s training in infant resuscitation is helping to save many tiny lives.
Jan was recently named USC’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2017
Duration: 51min 30sec