DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES
Ethiopia has one of the world’s highest rates of maternal deaths and disabilities in the world. Women have a 1-in-52 chance of dying from childbirth-related causes, according to USAID. Shockingly, newborn babies comprise more than 60 percent of infant deaths and 40 percent of under-five deaths. This rate of death is higher in underserved areas such as those served by Alitena Health Center which serves poor people severely affected by a lack of basic health services. The Center currently reaches up to 13,000 people annually and has focused on providing basic health services, maternity care, and HIV/AIDS prevention + support - especially for orphaned children. This project will allow services to expand and improve health outcomes and survival for mothers and newborns by constructing a dedicated maternal-child building able to accommodate higher quality services.
|Sub Category||Boys (under 18), Construction/Renovation, Girls (under 18), Women|