Working for Safer Motherhood

Every day worldwide, many women die from preventable causes resulting from 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, 30 to 40 percent suffer debilitating complications (including obstetric fistula and uterine, bladder, and/or rectal prolapse with associated incontinence) that destroy the quality of their lives and often result in social ostracism, depression, and economic hardship.

The greatest tragedy? These women can be helped with basic medical interventions.

The mission of the Village Health Partnership (VHP) is to prevent maternal and neonatal death in childbirth, and to treat and prevent gynecologic complications of childbirth in rural Ethiopia.

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.

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