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Barbara May Foundation announces its new Board Chair

Barbara May Foundation announces its new Board Chair

The Barbara May Foundation warmly welcomes Mr Edward (Ted) Kerr OAM as its new Board Chair.   With his expertise in Not For Profit board leadership (including previously serving as the Chair of Opportunity International Australia), following a distinguished...

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Update: Afar Desert Famine Appeal

Update: Afar Desert Famine Appeal

We are so thankful for the generous and immediate response we received to our request in January seeking help to alleviate the devastating impact of the famine in the Afar desert in Ethiopia. We are excited to announce your generosity has raised more than...

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Introducing our new General Manager

Introducing our new General Manager

The Board of the Barbara May Foundation is delighted to welcome Karen Baker as its General Manager. She has a long held passion for helping the people of Africa and especially supporting women’s health.  Karen comes with deep experience in major gift fundraising,...

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Urgent: Afar Desert Famine matching dollar for dollar

Urgent: Afar Desert Famine matching dollar for dollar

The world has turned its back on the devastating famine in the Afar desert in Ethiopia which is killing so many women, babies and men. Valerie Browning reports that 70% of pregnant women in the Afar are severely malnourished. There have never been so many...

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Christmas Appeal

Christmas Appeal

This photo shows the land on which our new hospital in Chamwino, Dodoma Tanzania, the 6th hospital in the Barbara May Foundation network, will be built.  It’s in an area of Tanzania that has a high rate of maternal deaths and injury, including fistula. Our vision...

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Dr Andrew Browning in the Highlands    

Dr Andrew Browning in the Highlands    

On Friday 8th December, over 120 people from Bowral, Sydney and further came to enjoy a truly inspiring night at Milton Park Hotel, Bowral. As Andrew only just got off the plane from his African trip, he was able to share his most recent encounters, especially of...

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Interview: Hope 103.2 – Dr Andrew Browning

Interview: Hope 103.2 – Dr Andrew Browning

Dr Andrew is currently in Africa working with staff at the hospitals we support. They are changing the lives of many women suffering from obstetric fistula and at the same time helping to improve maternal healthcare.  Before he left for Africa Andrew...

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Esprit du Chevalier Medal awarded to Dr Browning

Esprit du Chevalier Medal awarded to Dr Browning

More than 120 Southern Highlands guests from Chevalier College & Chevalier Past Student community gathered on Saturday 18th November for "The Oration" that featured a talk from Dr Andrew Browning on his Barbara May Foundation work. As part of the program Dr...

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Event: Avoca Fundraiser with Dr Andrew Browning

Event: Avoca Fundraiser with Dr Andrew Browning

In September, on a beautiful Spring day, a large group of 170 people from the Community and from afar gathered together at Avoca Sunsets Bistro for the annual BMF Fundraiser.  This year, there was a vibrant African theme with African singers that...

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Feature: Dr Andrew Browning in Conversation with John Anderson

Feature: Dr Andrew Browning in Conversation with John Anderson

John Anderson sits down with Dr. Andrew Browning, an obstetrician-gynecologist who has devoted his life to improving maternal health in Africa, with a particular focus on fistula surgery. He has collaborated with Dr. Catherine Hamlin and is the founder of the Barbara...

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Event: Orange Fundraiser with Dr Andrew Browning

Event: Orange Fundraiser with Dr Andrew Browning

It was a wonderful night, at Duntryleague when nearly 100 guests attended and heard Dr Andrew Browning share the great needs and challenges for women with obstetric fistula in Africa.   Even though it was our first fundraiser in Orange, it was very...

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Video: Midwife Mussa Laizer, his story and progress

At the core of what we do is training of health professionals. Each year around 100 midwives are trained in clinical skills across our networks and training is ongoing for all of our staff. Mussa is one of our brightest midwives in Maternity Africa, Tanzania and we're...

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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.