Every day worldwide, many women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries where deep poverty prevents women from seeking, reaching, and receiving medical care.
In southwestern Ethiopia, as many as one in 10 women die in childbirth.
Of the mothers who survive, up to 40 percent suffer debilitating physical complications that destroy the quality of their lives, including fistula, prolapsed uterus, incontinence, and other problems that often result in social ostracism and economic hardship.
The greatest tragedy? These women can be helped with basic medical interventions.
The mission of Village Health Partnership (VHP) is to provide sustainable, community-based programs for safe delivery, as well as the prevention and treatment of gynecologic complications of childbirth.
Today, with your help, VHP is changing the lives of women in rural Ethiopia – one mother at a time.
VHP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.