Maternity Mortality Rate
Maternal mortality rate in Ethiopia is 561 women per 100,000 live births. It is one of the highest in the world. 1 in 27 women will die from pregnancy related complications. There are only a handful of hospitals for the 81 million, mostly rural population.
Millenium Development Goals
The Ethiopian goverment are committed to addressing these problems with motivation from the 'Millenium Development Goals' but currently an unacceptably high perentage of women in Southern Ethiopia do not have access to midwifery care.
The ethos of midwives@ethiopia
Our ethos is to help midwifery tutors and midwives in Ethiopia develop training packages to improve maternity care, to deliver key teaching skills, to develop emergency clinical skills and to assist in the ongoing training of midwives and health extension workers.
Please browse through the pages on our website to find out more about the work we do. We are all qualified, experienced midwives working in the UK who give some of our time to developing vital links with midwives and other health professionals in Ethiopia.