Our work in Ethiopia

Maternity Foundation started our work in Ethiopia in 2005, and today we closely collaborate with e.g. the Midwifery Association, UNFPA, UNICEF, Academic institutions and universities, and the Federal Ministry of Health, who endorses the Safe Delivery App.

We have experience from several regions, including Gambella, Afar, Amhara, Oromia, and Somali, and we have a team of national experts that can be deployed across the country. Our solutions and services have been implemented in humanitarian (Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Health in crisis) and development settings, alike.

We integrate our services into project specific and national education and training programmes, pre-service curricula, and with other digital solutions. This ensures sustainability and further enhances the scalability of our digital solutions and programmes in a cost-effective way. For instance, the Safe Delivery App is an integrated part of Ethiopia’s national Basic Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (BEmONC), Catchment Based Clinical Mentorship, MISP, and the midwifery preceptorship training guidelines and manuals. In addition, Maternity Foundation is working with the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia and Ethiopian Midwives Association to avail CPD accredited courses based on the modules of the Safe Delivery App.

  • More than 15,000 users of the Safe Delivery App in Ethiopia, and 95% of users are healthcare professionals
  • The Ethiopian version of the Safe Delivery App is available in four languages: Amharic, Afaan Oromo, Somali & English
  • More than 2,500 users are engaged in the MyLearning platform to build and test their clinical knowledge
Projects in Ethiopia VIEW
Studies on the impact of the Safe Delivery App in Ethiopia VIEW