Addis Ababa, October 21, 2017
Inauguration of Kibur Hiwot (Life is precious), International School of Perinatal Medicine
The International School of Perinatal Medicine has officially opened its doors in Addis Ababa. The school is the fruit of a joint effort between AMADE, the Spanish Foundation Matres Mundi, the Catholic University of Ethiopia, the International Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Rotary.
Consisting of both a maternity and a school, this health complex of 1,200 m² is located within the new university campus of the Catholic University of Ethiopia. It aims to train midwives and obstetric doctors for a country in dire need. Indeed, despite the efforts made by the Ethiopian government and illustrated by the recent decline in maternal and child mortality, Ethiopia has a single midwife per 10,000 inhabitants, one doctor per 20,000 inhabitants.