Women’s Stories from the Malga District, Ethiopia
With thanks to your support, 174 new women’s health groups have been established.
These groups have over 12,300 women and men taking part, empowering them to work together to improve maternal and newborn health.
Communities have the answers to their health problems
Women throughout the region have identified various ways of improving their health. Over 13,900 people are benefiting from this hard work. You can read more about some of these successes and achievements in the stories below:
Birtukan’s Story: Reducing the Risk of Deadly Diarrhoea
"We used to treat our babies with medicine made from grass. We did not realise it caused the babies harm."
Planned Pregnancies and Family Planning Improve Health, Welfare
“We are giving advice to our neighbours. A child will be stronger and better educated if parents wait.”
How women lobbied for safer births - and won
Find out how the community came together to successfully lobby the government to build a waiting home.
See the women’s health groups in action; Watch people talking about them
The women’s health groups have helped vastly improve maternal and newborn health in Malga Woreda. Watch and hear various stories of how the groups managed to achieve this in the videos below.
Trustee Louise Morris shares her experiences of what she has learnt from watching women's health groups in Ethiopia.
Tariku, the Project Co-ordinator, talks about how this approach increases awareness of problems and transforms attitudes.
Mintamir, a Women's Health Group Leader, talks about how attitudes are changing thanks to the community groups.
Adinew, FGAE Team Leader, talks about how men have an important role in women's health groups and making changes.