Teach Traditional Ethiopian Midwives to Save Lives

 
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Teach Traditional Ethiopian Midwives to Save Lives

Teach Traditional Ethiopian Midwives to Save Lives
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Aynalem, heath extension worker

Aynalem, heath extension worker
Aynalem is an amazing heath extension worker on the frontlines in a rural health post of Ethiopia who at a mere 24 years old has assisted in over 80 births--now made safer with miso. Photo: Kora Image (view small | med | large | orig)

Delivering drugs to save lives

Delivering drugs to save lives
Venture Strategies’ technical advisor, Dr Ndola Prata, shows misoprostol tablets to an Ethiopian traditional midwife. (view small | med | large | orig)

A solution at last

A solution at last
Dr Ndola Prata shows a package of misoprostol to traditional midwives during a training session. They are excited and relieved to have their first technology with the potential to dramatically reduce mothers' deaths from hemorrhage. (view small | med | large | orig)

Rejoicing

Rejoicing
The traditional midwives start dancing and singing after their training session, expressing their thanks for the program. (view small | med | large | orig)

The women of Ethiopia

The women of Ethiopia
A beautiful Ethiopian woman at a clinic. (view small | med | large | orig)

Girl, waiting

Girl, waiting
A girl waits for her mother outside a rural hospital. Families may wait for days at the hospital gates while their loved ones are treated. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ethiopian countryside

Ethiopian countryside
Exquisite and isolated, this is part of the geographic challenge of delivering health care to remote villages typical of Sub-Saharan Africa. (view small | med | large | orig)

On the edge of town

On the edge of town
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Midwives make links into the community

Midwives make links into the community
This Maternal and Child Health nurse trains and empowers traditional birth attendants in the communities surrounding the reference health center where she works, to offer misoprostol and refer complications to the health center. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Thanks to 124 donors like you, a total of $10,373 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Allison Boiles

Communications Specialist
Anaheim, CA United States

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