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VHP Featured in Think Global Health Piece

Susan Barnett met Mecca on a trip to Ethiopia with Village Health Partnership in 2016. Mecca touched her heart and exposed the deep poverty and lack of access to healthcare that women in rural Ethiopia face. Read Susan’s article, Preventable but Prevalent: An Injury Affecting Millions of Mothers, about Mecca and women like her, who suffer preventable injuries associated with childbirth.

VHP is a Together Women Rise Grant Recipient

We are thrilled to announce that Village Health Partnership will be a May 2023 Featured Grantee of Together Women Rise, a nonprofit focused on global gender equality. They will be supporting our Skill Check, Training, and Mentorship program, as well as our Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEMONC) Training program. These education programs focus on giving nurse midwives on the front lines of healthcare in the rural areas support and a chance to improve their existing clinical skills. “Together Women Rise is a is a powerful community of women and allies dedicated to global gender equality. We have hundreds… Read More »VHP is a Together Women Rise Grant Recipient

Rotary WASH Symposium

Village Health Partnership was recently featured at the Rotary District 5450 WASH Symposium in Denver on October 8th, 2022. The Symposium focused on creating IMPACT in the global water, sanitation, and hygiene sector. IMPACT: Innovation, Multi-Sectoral, Partnerships, Assessments, Community, and Testing The impact of VHP’s diverse partnerships in Ethiopia and the United States was the topic of a panel discussion. We were joined by People 2 People, a nonprofit that supports orphans around the world, in discussing key elements to successful partnerships. View the PowerPoint presentation, as well as a summary of presentation highlights, below. Presentation highlights VHP builds deep… Read More »Rotary WASH Symposium

Supporting Nurse-Midwives

Nurse-midwives are the frontline of obstetric and neonatal care in rural Ethiopia. When trained well, nurse-midwives are able to provide pre- and post-natal care and skilled assistance at the time of delivery, ensuring a healthy outcome for mothers and babies. When no nurse-midwives are present, or those present do not possess the necessary skills, women and neonates suffer and face a greater risk of dying before, during, and after childbirth. In short, well-trained nurse-midwives save lives.  On our last trip to Ethiopia, a woman lost her baby at the Maji District Hospital because the nurse-midwives did not have the skills… Read More »Supporting Nurse-Midwives