Improving maternal and newborn health remains at the heart of many of the issues we face as a global health community, and here in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Tanzania, this issue is especially relevant.
Maternal deaths in our region accounted for approximately two-thirds of the global maternal deaths in 2017, and a child in sub-Saharan Africa is 10 times more likely to die in their first month compared to a child born in the global north. The majority of maternal deaths due to difficulties during pregnancy and giving birth could be prevented according to the latest “State of World’s Midwifery” report.
World Health Organization #WHO Ethiopia representative Dr. Boureima Hama Sambo paid a visit to Ethiopian Midwives Association. Dr. Sambo accompanied with his colleagues have discussed on the current reproductive health status and WHO-EMwA collaborative areas. EMwA would lead partners working towards the abandonment of the widely spread Female Genital Mutilation said Dr. Sambo. EMwA on its side shared the 2019 State of the Ethiopian Midwives study to the visiting team.
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