Ethiopiaid is committed to eradicating obstetric fistula by 2020. By working with our long standing partner of 20 years - Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia - we will eliminate this preventable and destructive injury by funding life-changing operations and training skilled and professional midwives.
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In Ethiopia, there are approximately 9,000 new cases of obstetric fistula per year. It‚Äôs estimated that 40,000 women and girls are affected by this condition, specifically in rural areas where access to maternal care and treatment is poor. For an estimated 20m women of reproductive age, there are only 1,379 trained midwives. Please view the photo book by Joni Kabana that highlights the importance of maternal healthcare in Ethiopia; http://stories.jonikabana.com/stories/a-perilous-pregnancy/
Ethiopiaid has a proven history of successfully working with the Hamlin Fistula Hospital to deliver life changing operations and rehabilitation services to fistula patients. We have now partnered with the Hamlin College of Midwives to support young women to become highly skilled, trustworthy and accountable midwives, who serve the women and families in their rural communities. This will increase access to quality maternal health care, which will prevent the prevalence of obstetric fistula.
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