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Jeanne Howell, a certified nurse-midwife, worked for four weeks at a maternal and children’s health hospital in Saudi Arabia. She’s wearing an abaya and standing on the outskirts of the city of Buraydah, which, she says, looks like any other city. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Alexandria nurse shares ‘best practice’ skills in delivering babies

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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Like many people in the dawn of their retirement, Jeanne Howell of Alexandria still has more to share with the world.

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She worked 21 years as a local certified nurse-midwife, but an opportunity this fall took her halfway around the world.

“I love to travel, so I thought, ‘I’m going to check this out,’ ” Howell said.

Through the Minnesota International Medicine organization, Howell was part of a four-week medical mission to Saudi Arabia.

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