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 Health  Ethiopia Project #13919

Help Selam and Mihret become midwives

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Help Selam and Mihret become midwives
Help Selam and Mihret become midwives
Help Selam and Mihret become midwives
Help Selam and Mihret become midwives
Help Selam and Mihret become midwives
Help Selam and Mihret become midwives


Selam and Mihret are currently in their second year the Hamlin College of Midwives. Founded in 2007, this college is affiliated with the famous Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital and provides 4 years of rigorous clinical training. After graduation, Selam and Mihret will return home to serve their rural communities. Each scholarship is $4000 per student per year. Please help support their education!

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In rural Ethiopia, only 3% of childbirths are attended by skilled professionals. The lifetime risk of dying is 1 in 27- yet over 90% of these deaths are preventable! Selam and Mirhet will save lives.


These highly trained women will return to serve their home communities. They will be the first midwives in the area.

Long-Term Impact

Ethiopia has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Every woman deserves a midwife.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


WEEMA International
Video- Meet Selam
Video- Meet Mihret

Organization Information

WEEMA International

Location: Brookline, MA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Elizabeth McGovern
Brookline, MA United States

Funded Project!

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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