Mahlet had a safe birth thanks to a Hamlin midwife

Hamlin Midwife and patient

Did you know that over 80% of Ethiopia’s population lives in rural and remote areas and approximately half of women experience childbirth without the help of a doctor or nurse?

Due to the lack of timely access to midwifery care, women sustain preventable childbirth injuries like obstetric fistula all too often. A life of trauma, shame and isolation that could last for years, sometimes decades, awaits them.

The impact of Hamlin midwives

Women who would otherwise give birth without any medical support are receiving quality, compassionate midwifery care from Hamlin midwives. The exceptional training provided by the Hamlin College of Midwives equips them with the skills they need to help women give birth safely in challenging, rural locations.

We believe every woman should be able to deliver her baby safely.   

Mahlet is 25 and lives in Teticha, a remote village 12 hours south of Addis Ababa. When she became pregnant, she attended antenatal appointments at the Teticha Hamlin-supported midwifery clinic. When the time came, she safely delivered her baby with skilled assistance from Hamlin midwife, Dagmawit.

“I delivered my baby boy without problem. His name is Desalegn. Me and my son feel so well. Dagmawit has given me quality care,” says Mahlet. 

Will help recruit, train and deploy a Hamlin midwife to ensure more women like Mahlet give birth safely? You can make your donation here.

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