DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY
OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT SERVICES

NEW FACILITY FOR MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH AT ALITENA HEALTH CENTER

Alitena, ETHIOPIA

Project Description

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.

Project Summary

Funded Progress: 32%

$18,000.00

CountryETHIOPIA
Main CategoryHealthcare
Sub CategoryBoys (under 18), Construction/Renovation, Girls (under 18), Women
Project Funding$55,491.00
Project StatusIn-Process
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