Lensa starts her placement

In the Autumn two of our Maternity Worldwide volunteers, Karen and Jeremy, who had spent a year at our programme in Ethiopia, decided to move to Addis Ababa after enjoying ... Read more

Why Poverty?

Is it worse to be born poor or die poor? 'Welcome to the World - Four Born Every Second' is a moving documentary showing childbirth around the world by Why ... Read more

The Week Magazine – Charity of the week!

We would like to say a big thank you to The Week for choosing Maternity Worldwide as their charity of the week.  The issue goes on sale on 25th January ... Read more

Symposium on Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia

Maternity Worldwide, in partnership with The Ethiopian Embassy, were delighted to host a Symposium on Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia at The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of ... Read more

Lensa, our trainee midwife, passes her first year

We are delighted to report that Lensa, our trainee midwife in Ethiopia has passed her first year of midwifery training and is now beginning her second year.  Lensa is really ... Read more

Thank you to Giant Shoreham

A big thank you to Giant Shoreham bike shop who have kindly sponsored the T-Shirts for our Uganda Bike Ride which begins on Thursday 26th September. We will post a ... Read more

The astonishing courage of Ethiopian women by Dr Karen Ballard, MW volunteer. Published by The Telegraph.

Dr Karen Ballard, a senior lecturer in Women’s Health at the University of Surrey, writes about her year as a volunteer for Maternity Worldwide caring for pregnant Ethiopian women in ... Read more

Why is sub-Saharan Africa such a dangerous place to be born?

On 12th May 2013 Save the Children launched their 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report. The report details the best and worst places in the world to give ... Read more

Knitted vests delivered to babies in Malawi

One of our trustee's, Grace, is based in Zomba district, Malawi.  On a recent visit to the UK she took a huge box full of knitted baby vests and blankets ... Read more

Update from Lensa, a trainee midwife in Ethiopia

Lensa was a Diploma Nurse in the West Wollega area of Ethiopia.  We are sponsoring her 4 year course to become a qualified midwife.  Lensa started the course in October ... Read more