Maternity Mortality Rate
The maternal mortality rate in Ethiopia is estimated to be 353 per 100,000 live births (WHO, 2017). It is one of the highest in the world. The main causes of maternal death are obstructed labour, eclampsia and pre eclampsia, sepsis and infection, and hemorrhage.
Sustainable Development Goals
Midiwives@ethiopia are committed to working in partnership towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Through focussed training and education as well as supporting the development of exemplar health centres in rural areas, m@e are proud to recognise their impact on SDG3 good health and well-being, SDG4 good quality education, SDG5 gender equality, SDG6 clean water and sanitation, SDG10 reducing inequalities, SDG11 sustainable communities and SDG17 partnership for the goals.
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. Midwives@ethiopia also support rural health centres to develop standards with a focus on safe birth and respectful maternity care.
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.