An Optimistic View of Breastfeeding in Ethiopia

Throughout my travels to health facilities in Ethiopia last week with Save the Children I was heartened to see so many positive messages about breastfeeding on posters and printed materials for mothers to take home.  I also saw several mothers breastfeeding their babies everywhere we went. In Ethiopia 52% of babies are put to the … Continue reading An Optimistic View of Breastfeeding in Ethiopia

Family Planning in Ethiopia

This week I am a guest of Save the Children on an observational trip in Ethiopia. I, along with three distinguished US nurses, are here to learn about Ethiopia’s frontline health workers, the 38,000 women strong health extension workers. The health extension workers were put into place by the Ethiopian government in 2003 and now … Continue reading Family Planning in Ethiopia

How to Participate in the London Family Planning Summit Discussion

WATCH LIVE This week we are in London covering the London Summit on Family Planning that will take place tomorrow morning through early evening. You will be able to watch live at londonfamilyplanningsummit.co.uk. OFFICIAL HASHTAG You can follow summit tweets at dialogue at the #fpsummit hashtag. TWEET CHAT There will also be a tweetchat from … Continue reading How to Participate in the London Family Planning Summit Discussion