How We Work

What We Do

Since 2016, we have:

Our Screen, Transport, and Treat (STT) Program identifies women who are suffering from complications of childbirth and then transports them to a local hospital where they receive surgical treatment.

Our education and training programs aim to build a strong and confident rural workforce that is fully equipped to provide skilled assistance at the time of delivery.

We have improved access to clean water, implemented measures for sanitation and hygiene, and built out infrastructure for maternal health in eight facilities in rural Ethiopia through our capacity building efforts.

We reach the areas of Ethiopia where women are the most vulnerable.

The main barriers to maternal health in rural ethiopia involve:

  • The decision to seek medical care
  • The ability to reach medical facilities
  • The availability of adequate medical care​

Each of our programs aims to overcome these barriers by:

  • Working directly with local stakeholders to increase access to maternal health services
  • Ensuring that medical facilities and healthcare providers have the ability to actually provide needed medical care

Development experts have shown, time and again, that community buy-in is essential for successful and sustainable programming. Every program that we invest in is community-based and community-driven:

  1. Our leadership returns to Ethiopia annually to work with local partners.
  2. Together we perform deep needs assessments and collaborate to define projects and programs to meet local needs.

All our efforts must also interface with what the Ethiopian Government is doing and align with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations for best practices.

Our Board members have spent hours speaking with village women, healthcare professionals, and community leaders to determine why women are not getting the help that they desperately need and to better understand how to intervene.