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!

Equipping Medical Teams at Durame Hospital

The names of medical instruments may not be music to everyone's ears, but for the staff at Durame General Hospital these pieces of metal chime a glorious victory.

WEEMA delivered requested (and much needed) medical equipment to the surgical staff at Durame. Equipment included tools for performing skin grafts as well as a device that can release pressure in the case of hemorrhaging. These are simple tools that can be found in abundance in U.S. hospitals, but are in short supply in Ethiopia. The medical staff has waited three years for these instruments; everyone is trained and skilled in their use, but they are not easily found in country.

The impact is immediate; doctors can now treat three patients they would have referred to a different hospital a week ago saving them from traveling hours to receive the procedures. WEEMA is happy to equip doctors and keep patients close to home!