of Maternal Health
The Young Champions of Maternal Health Program, started in 2009, is the first-ever international fellowship to focus specifically on supporting a new generation of global leaders dedicated to improving maternal health.
The MHTF has partnered with The Institute of International Education to implement the second cohort of Young Champions who come from the MHTF’s priority countries: Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Mexico. The Young Champions are paired with seasoned mentors who are working to better understand the barriers and the innovative solutions for improving quality of maternal health care.
The MHTF organized the first cohort of Young Champions of Maternal Health in partnership with Ashoka, a global organization that identifies and supports social entrepreneurs. Fifteen individuals were selected from 13 countries, including India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Iran. Each Young Champion was paired with a mentor, and together they designed a project focused on a specific maternal health challenge. The Young Champions had the opportunity to deal first-hand with the challenges of devising new solutions and implementing them in low-resource settings.
Recent posts from the Young Champions blog
There are thousands of HIV positive mothers who came to the Entoto area (northern hills of Addis) hoping to be cured using the holy water. This makes the area to be inhabited by high number of HIV positive people. During … Continue reading →
Midway into an interview, a lady with a girl, of about three years-old, walked in. It was one of my data collection days and the facility we were in was just a room. The person in charge was the only … Continue reading →
As a mhyc attached to Health Education Initiative for Women (HEIFOW), I was fortunate to be hosted in a radio program titled ‘Ya take ne’ (How is it going?). It is a BBC media action health education program in Hausa … Continue reading →
Before you were born… And after “Before you were born God wrote your days in a book, and when you arrived we wrapped you in white and introduced you to the dawn” (Nancy W. Carlstrom) “Were you the doctor who … Continue reading →
It’s been almost three months since I started teaching at a Youth Center in Hawassa. The idea to teach part-time occurred to me a couple of weeks after I had moved to the city. I have always loved teaching and … Continue reading →