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 Ethiopia on Thursday 16th January 2014.

AmbassadorThe event presented the strategy of the Ethiopian Government to improve maternal and newborn health; how the UK Government is supporting this and showcased the work of Maternity Worldwide and its partners over the past 11 years in Ethiopia.

The evening included presentations from H.E. Ambassador Berhanu Kebede, Dr Adrian Brown – Chair of Maternity Worldwide, Dr Karen Ballard – Director of Research for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and Maternity Worldwide volunteer, Prof Andrew Shennan from Kings College London and was compered by Mary Russell – Trustee of Maternity Worldwide.  The attendees were from UK based NGOs and professional and academic institutions working in maternal and newborn health as well as policy makers and donors.  Open discussions took place to discuss best practice and the future of maternal and newborn health in Ethiopia.

Thank you to everyone who attended.