Saving Newborn Lives Champions Toolkit


Save the Children’s Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) program has a long history of collaborating with newborn health champions to advocate for robust policies and programs to reduce global neonatal mortality. SNL and pediatricians, midwives, members of parliament, ministers of health, journalists, celebrities, and many other champions over the years to increase the availability of and access to routine and emergency newborn care services and supplies, improve the quality of newborn care services, and increase knowledge about and demand for newborn care. Based on this experience, This Champions Toolkit is produced and hope it can help identify appropriate champions for maximum impact and give newborns the greatest chance to begin their lives healthy and strong. click here to find the toolkit in pdf format.

Ethiopian Midwives Association management attended South Korean President Speech


Ethiopian Midwives Association management attended South Korean President H.E Mme. Park Geun-hye speech at the African Union Commission (AUC) headquarters in Addis Ababa on the 27th of May 2016. The president was welcomed by the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn and H.E Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC).


RMC and Parthograph Training finalized


In an effort to improve the quality of Midwifery care, the Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) in collaboration with Danone Nutricia Early life Nutrition has conducted a three day training on Respectful Maternity Care and Parthograph use from May 31 to June 02, 2016 .

The participants are drawn from Addis Ababa health centers. The Association is committed in expanding the quality of service provision by updating the knowledge and skills of its members. It also aims to promote Maternal, Neonatal, under five year children, Reproductive Health and Rights at the grass root level.


Hospital and health center visit on the IDM event


Selected participants of the Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) 24th International Day of the Midwife (IDM) celebration on May 13, 2016 under the theme: Women and Newborns: the Heart of Midwifery held at the Harmony Hotel in Addis Ababa have visited Hospital and health center in the metropolis. The Selected hospitals and health centers facilities were black lion, wereda 23, st paul and janmeda health center. During the visit, mothers who gave birth at the health facility were congratulated and provided postcards & cake. In the visited hospitals IDM was celebrated with midwives, resident Doctors and interns who showed the importance of inter-professional collaboration for minimizing maternal and child deaths.