Helping to combat newborn mortality in Ethiopia
The Novo Nordisk Foundation awarded a grant to the Maternity Foundation for a project focusing on reducing maternal and newborn mortality in Ethiopia. Only 20% of deliveries in Ethiopia take place with the assistance of trained health personnel, and this contributes to high maternal and newborn mortality. The focus is therefore on the further education of midwives and other healthcare workers. The project is being carried out over several years, and the Foundation also provided funds for the project’s first phase.