Mission and Values


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.


Our work is guided by three principles:

Human Rights: Safer motherhood is every woman’s right.

Partnership: All projects and programs in Ethiopia are community-based and community-driven.

Collaboration: Resources are scarce. VHP is open to working with organizations in the United States and Ethiopia who are committed to safer motherhood.