Globally, there have been many movements to improve maternal health. In 2015, the United Nations established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal Three appointed maternal health as a priority, aiming to reduce global maternal mortality, end preventable deaths of newborns and children (under five), and ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health services by 2030. Ethiopia is one of the 193 countries dedicated to pursuing the SDGs.
Currently, Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of maternal morbidity and mortality in the world. This reality is most pronounced in rural areas where Village Health Partnership Works. Our mission mirrors that of the Every Woman Every Child Initiative and the World Health Organization’s Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, acknowledging the drastic need for maternal and neonatal care around the world. The work VHP does in rural Ethiopia does not only aim to improve individual lives but strives to create a health system throughout Ethiopia - allowing access to skilled medical care to thousands of people.
Research has shown that investing in women's health influences and increases the health of society as a whole. Having a healthy society is also correlated with increased economic ability and stability. Village Health Partnership's work promoting safer motherhood transcends the individual and can truly lead to global change.
Your investment in VHP will help us implement and expand what we are
doing in rural Ethiopia and bring change globally.