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

Medical reference library for Malawi

We are currently developing a medical reference library in the Pirimiti Hospital in Malawi.  The library will be for healthcare staff and students including our sponsored student midwives to enhance ... 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

How two sheep can transform a family

In November 2012, Laura Brown, one of the Maternity Worldwide trustees visited our project in Ethiopia.  Laura was keen to see how the income generation schemes, started by Maternity Worldwide ... Read more

Long-term volunteers return from Ethiopia

Long-term volunteers Karen and Jeremy have just returned from a year of volunteering at our project in Ethiopia. Read Karen's fascinating account of the time they spent there. In October ... Read more