Annual Reports

Barbara May Foundation

Barbara May Foundation Annual Report 2023

Introduction from Michael Sharpe AO, Chairman I am filled with gratitude as I reflect on the impact the Barbara May Foundation has had this financial year supporting vital medical work, preventing fistula injuries, and empowering communities. Guided by the...

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Barbara May Foundation Annual Report 2022

Introduction from Michael Sharpe AO, Chairman A graph in this Annual Report illustrates the healthy annual increase over the last five years in donations the Foundation has received. This year’s increase takes our annual donations to more than AUD$5M, a phenomenal...

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Barbara May Foundation Annual Report 2021

Introduction from Michael Sharpe AO, Chairman The Foundation continues to fund quality maternity care and fistula treatment for vulnerable women in many African countries despite the pandemic and civil unrest in Ethiopia. The following highlights occurred this...

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BMF 2020 – Annual Report

A message from the Chairman – Michael Sharpe AO As the current financial year comes to a close, the world is facing the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the health and safety of our in-country teams, and the patients they serve, remains our most...

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BMF 2019 – Annual Report

It's been a positive year for the Foundation and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful supporters, volunteers and donors. Your generosity makes it possible for Andrew and Valerie to continue to provide maternal healthcare for the...

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BMF 2018 – Annual Report

As the Financial year comes to a close we are pleased to report our donations for the year ended 30 June, 2018 were AUD$1.412million (2017: AUD$1.182m). The completion of the three hospitals operated by Valerie Browning AM and Dr Andrew Browning means our ability to...

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BMF 2017 – Annual Report

Many thanks to our directors; Founders Dr David Browning and Bishop George Browning, Katrina Onishi, Dr Samantha Hargreaves, Maryanne Ayres, Louise Harknett and Tom Crawford. It has not been an easy year with much building activity and new activities in Arusha. Our...

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BMF 2016 – Annual Report

The Barbara May Foundation continues to support the work of Valerie Browning AM and Dr Andrew Browning in providing access to maternal healthcare, outreach services and hospitals for poor women in remote communities in Africa. The projects we fund aim to decrease the...

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BMF 2014 – Annual Report

The Barbara May Foundation was established in 2009 to honour Barbara May Browning and the values she stood for by supporting the work of her daughter, Valerie, and her grandson, Andrew, in providing a simple network of maternal healthcare in Africa. Our Foundation...

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How can you help?

Programs supported wholly or in part by the Barbara May Foundation include:

. The building and operations of the Vision Maternity Care Hospital in Barhir Dar, Ethiopia.
. The operations of the Barbara May Maternity Hospital in Mille, Ethiopia.
. Kivulini Maternity Centre – Maternity Africa, Tanzania. This centre provides obstetric services and an extensive fistula repair program which includes significant outreach programs.
. Midwife Training Programs
. Tertiary education of local medical professionals.