“A woman who is from Ethiopia sits with an Ethiopian midwife — she doesn’t have to explain herself,” says Owen, midwife and co-founder of the South Seattle Women’s Health Foundation. “That’s a profound form of health care.”


Rainier Valley midwives offer “culturally competent” care for diverse moms

The midwives who volunteer at the clinic have roots in Ethiopia, Somalia, Brazil, Hawaii and India, and are predominantly women of color. But it’s hard to keep up with the diversity of the neighborhood, says Tara Mudaliar, another midwife and co-founder at the clinic.



World Prematurity Day


World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17, 2015. World Prematurity Day is an observance held on the 17th of November. Approximately 15 million babies are born prematurely each year accounting for more than one in 10 of all babies born worldwide.According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a method of care to meet a baby’s needs for "warmth, breastfeeding, protection from infection, stimulation, safety and love." It's a highly-effective intervention for pre-term and low birth weight babies.

Click here to view the KMC implementation guide in pdf format and also Click here to view the WHO KMC Practical Guide in pdf format.

Drama presentation at the Assembly


The Addis Ababa Chapter Office midwives have shown a drama presentation at the Ethiopian Midwives Association 24th General Assembly held in Addis Ababa on the 23rd of October 2015 under the theme of “Midwives: for a transformed Ethiopia”.. The drama script was written by Amhara Chapter Office; the drama tried to address the real situations of birth in rural community and the community perception towards health workers. Click here to see the video.