WEEMA'S 2018 Cataract Campaign

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WEEMA has performed cataract surgeries on over 1,000 eyes during our 2018 Cataract Campaign!

We are hosting this campaign in partnership with Himalayan Cataract Project in Hossana. Last year, the campaign screened over 10,000 people in the Hadiya Zone and performed 1,000 surgeries.

We reached our goal again this year and restored sight to 828 patients in just 4 days!

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International Day for Maternal Health and Rights

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Maternal health is one of the main focuses of WEEMA's medical work and no one knows its importance better than the WEEMA's midwives! 

Our five midwives have now graduated from Hamlin College of Midwifery and are currently working at rural health centers in the Kembata-Tembaro Zone. This midwives are providing highly skilled maternity services as well as mentoring to their health center colleagues in Hodo, Ambikuna, Gaecha, and Hadero Health Centers.

Thank you to our midwives for their tireless work keeping moms and babies safe!

Happy World Health Worker Week!



We're taking this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all of the global health workers who work tirelessly every day to care for families around the world.  We appreciate you!

Learn more about World Health Worker Week: April 1-7, 2018

WEEMA truly values the dedication and commitment of Ethiopia's frontline health care workers, Health Extension Workers (HEWs). Together, in partnership with D-Tree International and Ethiopia's Ministry of Health, we are developing and implementing a comprehensive mobile tool to empower these women to provide high quality maternal child health care.  While our pilot program is located in the Kembata-Temabro Zone, we plan to see this program scale to all 35,000 HEWs serving rural communities throughout Ethiopia.   HEWs- with these phones in hand- save lives.