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Extraordinary Photo Essay of the Afar

Extraordinary Photo Essay of the Afar

Before the COVID emergency, Valerie welcomed US award-winning author and freelance photographer Michael Benanav to the Barbara May Maternity Hospital in Mille, Ethiopia, for three weeks. In addition to his books, Michael writes and/or shoots for The New York Times,...

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Dr Andrew Browning Receives Australian Honours

Dr Andrew Browning has been awarded the Member (AM) In the General Division Of The Order Of Australia for significant service to the international community through the provision of obstetric care to women in Africa. The purpose of the Order of Australia is to...

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Our Team Fundraising in Africa

Thank-you to all our supporters of the Mt Kilimanjaro Trek for Maternal Health. In a show of incredible support from you, we raised $60,000 which will go towards our projects in Africa. What an adventure it was! We are hoping to return in 2019 with Dr Andrew Browning...

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Crown Princess Mary makes humanitarian visit to Ethiopia

Crown Princess Mary makes humanitarian visit to Ethiopia

Afambo, Ethiopia: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was "shaken up" after confronting the harsh reality of female genital mutilation on her humanitarian visit to Ethiopia on Tuesday. The hot, desolate Afar region was a world away from wintery Copenhagen, a city still...

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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.