Other Projects

Maternal Health Education

In Ethiopia many young women have little access to information
about reproductive and maternal health. lemlem Foundation supports the International Leadership Academy of Ethiopia’s peer-to-peer maternal health awareness campaign, engaging high school girls to help in sharing information about improving care for women in their communities.

Upgrading Maternity Clinics

lemlem Foundation funding trained health staff and equipped the maternity wards at two district hospitals in central Ethiopia in partnership with the Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Impact: Between 2011-2015 over 10,000 women gave birth safely at the Adare Hopsital in Hawassa, Ethiopia and the number of women seeking pre and postnatal care increased by 25%. The maternal mortality rate at this hospital is now less than .1%.