Hiwot’s responsibilities at Maternity Foundation include stakeholder management, establishing new partnership with development partners, strengthening partnership with government bodies, fundraising, managing programs in humanitarian setting and emerging regions, and exploring new initiatives for partnership
Previously to joining Maternity Foundation in October 2014, Hiwot has worked with Ethiopian Midwives Association as Executive Director, at Lambadina Institute Health and Development Communication as Monitoring and Evaluation officer, at Birihan Integrated Community Development Organization as a Social worker, and in different government and private hospitals as a Clinical Nurse.
Hiwot holds an MA in social work, and BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Addis Ababa university.
Feyisa manages the overall activities done by Maternity Foundation in West Wollega, coordinates, plans, monitors and ensures both financial and physical activities are being utilized as per project plan. Liaise all activities with head quarters as well as planning and arranging HQ monitoring visits and works on side activities that helps expand and help achieve the goal of MF. Ensures that timely reports are written and sent to both internal (HQ) and external (concerned government body), etc.
Previously joining to MF in 2007, Feyisa has been working for Gimbie Adventist Hospital under management of Adventist Health International as an accountant and outer clinics director.
Education: MBA, Nonprofit corporate management, BA, Community development and leadership and Diploma, Accounting
Meron’s role at Maternity Foundation is preparing learning resource packages, integrating the Safe Delivery Application into pre-service and in-service MNCH courses, documenting best practices, liaising with stakeholders who are involved in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health care courses.
Previous experience: Meron worked for Ethiopian Midwives Association as a Program Advisor and Midwives Advisor, for Catholic Medical Missions Board in South Sudan as PMTCT focal person and MNCH care provider in governmental health facilities in Ethiopia.
Educational background:Meron holds Masters in Public Health Nutrition from Addis Continental Institute of Public Health and Bachelors in Midwifery from Addis Ababa University.
Chala performs all financial activities under MF in West Wollega, reports to HQ and external body (government), ensures proper financial audit by external auditor and other admin activities.
Previous experience: Previously to joining MF in 2013, he has been working in government office and Oromia credit and saving Share Company as an accountant and family guidance association of Ethiopia as Finance and Admin office.
Education: BA, Accounting and Finance and Diploma, Accounting
Wondwosen is responsible for planning and conducting training under West Wollega program, working collaborating with other MF programs, conducts post training follow up, supportive supervision and onsite mentoring. Writes quarterly reports.
Before joining MF in 2014, he has been working in government health sector for 13 years as clinician midwife and carrying out MCH activities, EPI coordinator, MCH focal person and provision of comperehensive FP and comprehensive abortion care.
Education: BSc, Midwifery, Diploma, Midwifery and Certificate, Midwifery
Melkamu coordinates, prepares, facilitates and provides different trainings, including Basic emergency obstetric and newborn care and monitoring midwives
Previously to joining MF in 2016, he worked in Ambo hospital as clinician midwife, maternal and child health coordinator at obstetrics and gynecology clinic, maternal death surveillance and response coordinator, mentorship and referral linkage coordinator and as an assistant lecturer in Rift Valley University Health Science College.
Asfaw’s responsibilities at Maternity Foundation include facilitating and follow up of the implementation of the Safe Delivery App, designing M&E systems and tools, monitoring and evaluating project activities, facilitate the development of regular reporting templates, compile quarterly and annual project activities report and developing project data base for project activities
Before joining Maternity Foundation in 2016, he worked in two different organizations – Menschen fur Menschen Foundation foreign charity as M&E officer. Planning, monitoring and evaluation specialist in public sector – for food security sector
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In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Maternity Foundation in collaboration with Copenhagen University, Laerdal Global, International Confederation of Midwives and UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency have launched new digital content to equip skilled birth attendants in low-resource settings to protect themselves, mothers and newborns from the Coronavirus.
See the new COVID-19 video below and learn more about the COVID-19 content in the Safe Delivery App, which is available in English, French and Hindi.