Vicki  Penwell

Vicki Penwell

Vicki Penwell is an international humanitarian aid worker, licensed midwife and CPM. Vicki is the founder and director of Mercy In Action, Inc., a Philipines-based nonprofit organization dedicated to Safe Mothergood and Newborn Survival through midwifery education and the establishment of free birth clinics for impoverished women in developing countries. Her work at the Mercy In Action birth center uses the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI) model of maternity care. Prior to her work with Mercy in Action, Vicki headed Via Vita Health Projects. Vicki, the author of many midwifery publications and an experienced midwife educator, holds graduate degrees in Intercultural Studies and Midwifery. For more, see