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Rallying for Women and Children in Ethiopia

Posted February 26, 2018

In northern Ethiopia, the kebele – or community – of Yifag is coming together to improve the health and well-being of their mothers and newborns. It’s an uphill battle. Nationally, roughly 80% of deliveries occur at home, and interventions like antenatal and postnatal care are underutilized.

But with support from MCSP, every level of Yifag kebele is doing its part to save lives. Whether it’s in conversations under a local tree or a sermon from a community pastor, residents are using their voices and taking action to improve their health.

Photos by: Karen Kasmauski / MCSP
Story by: Amanda Robbins, MCSP Communications Coordinator

Maternal and Child Survival Program