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Mother and Son Find Hope to Enjoy the Beauty of Life

27/01/2015

Likinesh Hurma, a 35 year old mother of four, lives in a village about 60km from Arbaminch, a small town 500km south of Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Likinesh was born with a cleft lip deformity that was considered a curse in the family. Consequently, she was not...

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Everything Looks Beautiful From Behind a Smile

27/01/2015

Culture, though beautiful, can be enslaving even for the most liberal of minds. It limits our perceptions and shapes our attitudes. It can pick out the worst even in the best of situations. Hawaro Esayiyas and his family have been more than acquainted with this concept. Seven years ago,...

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Esther Madudu benefits from the eLearning midwifery training

17/11/2014

As an enrolled midwife and the face of the Stand Up for African Mothers Campaign, Esther Madudu could not hold back her excitement towards the prospects of upgrading to a registered midwife with minimum disruption to her work schedules over a two year period. Electronic Learning (eLearning) refers to...

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Touching Lives through Clinical Outreach Services

17/10/2014

Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia has been running a clinical outreach programme since 2006 to provide specialist health care to patients in rural parts of the country who would otherwise not be able to access the services. During a recent mission to the Debre Markos Hospital located in the...

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In the middle of the battle field in South Sudan

16/10/2014

Michael Maluwel, 29, has been in the military for over 15 years. After completing his training in 1998, he was posted to the Nuber Mountains where he worked until 2013. When the conflict began in Juba, Michael had just been transferred to Benitu State, close to the Sudan border....