Global Health


Saving Lives by improving Birth Attendance and Referral Procedures

Working with key partners in Ethiopia and Canada, a team from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is leading a project to reduce maternal and child mortality in this East African country. The project, financed by the Canadian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, has two focuses: helping experienced midwives become better at passing on their skills to newer colleagues, and enhancing the country’s capacity to effectively treat labouring mothers and their children when complications arise.

With this website, we introduce our students, and the many dedicated professionals here and in Africa who have been working to make this effort a success. Click here to learn more about the project and its goals. Below you’ll find our latest updates. On the left, find a full menu to the rest of our story. On the right, learn about the partner institutions without which none of the progress to date would have been possible.



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