Teach Traditional Ethiopian Midwives to Save Lives

$10,373 $4,627
Raised Remaining
Mar 13, 2012

International Women's Day: Looking to the future

On March 8th VSI celebrated International Women’s Day. We take this day each year to celebrate the women in our programs – the women we serve and the women that serve others. This year as a global community we recognized how far we have already come in improving the lives of women around the world, and yet there is still so much left to accomplish. 

VSI is undertaking a new scope of work in two rural districts of Tigray, Ethiopia. It is an awareness campaign focused on educating rural women on: 1) the importance of birth spacing and family planning, 2) warning signs of life-threatening incomplete abortion and miscarriage and 3) misoprostol for women’s health amongst a population where maternal death and disability are high. This campaign will engage important village-level health agents, such a traditional midwives and health extension workers, and use forums like traditional coffee ceremonies to talk to women about their reproductive health. The goal is to increase awareness of reproductive health services at the health post and the use of family planning after delivery.  Support to our Ethiopia program can further this project’s goals and impact the hardest to reach women with life-saving information.

When we save women’s lives, we strengthen entire communities, so walk this last mile with us. With your help we can celebrate and empower women everywhere. 


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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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Project Leader

Allison Boiles

Communications Specialist
Anaheim, CA United States

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