“My mother was 37 years old when she died from pregnancy-related complications. Almost fifty years later, countless African women are still dying from the same causes.”
—Grace Lusiola, Project Director, Tanzania, EngenderHealth
A number of factors contributed to Prudence Lemokouno’s needless death. One of them was the unacceptable, contemptible behavior by the staff at the Cameroonian hospital to which she was taken. Training hospital and clinic staff in providing high-quality care is a hallmark of EngenderHealth, and in so doing we help ensure that every client is treated with respect and that health professionals act swiftly and practice compassionate, evidence-based medicine. It's not only the right thing to do—it saves lives.
The Director of EngenderHealth’s program in Tanzania shares her personal story and why she dedicated her life to reducing the needless maternal deaths in her country.
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It’s not easy keeping up with Dr. Ephrem Ashagrae at Yekatit 12 Memorial, a hospital in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, where he serves as Medical Director.
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Join EngenderHealth’s efforts to help transform the lives of women suffering from fistula: Donate now to the EngenderHealth Maternal Health Fund.
in Cameroon, there are only two physicians.
Source: World Health Organization