Happy International Women’s Day

Posted by Jennifer Naidoo on Wednesday 8th March 2017

In Ethiopia where there are only 3 physicians per 100,000 people. 

Yet just one trained midwife can provide care for 500 expectant mothers. She alone can deliver 100 newborns. 

This is Mawerdi Adem, at 24 she is a trained midwife. Here she assists a woman who is in obstructed labor at the Jarso heath clinic near Harar, Ethiopia.

On International Women's Day, we would like to thank  the women and men who generously supported our midwife training project in South Omo last year.

Thank you as well to women in Ethiopia like Mawerdi Adem, who through their strength, perseverance and determination, are propelling Ethiopia to new heights -- without you and women like you, we could not improve women's health in Ethiopia. 

To support the power of women and girls in Ethiopia, click here.

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