Global Insight Tours: Ethiopia

In January 2014, join us for an insider’s tour where you will experience the incredible transformation that is taking place in women’s lives in Ethiopia — a country steeped in history and tradition.

EngenderHealth will host a tour from January 18–25, through which travelers will gain insights into Ethiopia’s culture, cuisine, and strong traditions… alongside EngenderHealth’s critical work to ensure high-quality reproductive health services in the country.

We invite you to travel with us and meet with community leaders, doctors and nurses, and service providers who are all working to improve women’s health. Through a series of urban and rural site visits, we will see firsthand the challenges experienced by many Ethiopian women and families and will hear their inspirational stories as they access family planning and maternal health services.  During the tour, we will also visit the rural town of Lalibela, one of the world's most astonishing sacred sites, famous for its monolithic rock-cut churches.

Space is very limited, so reserve your place today and learn how you can help EngenderHealth ensure that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival.

Program Highlights

Visit local health clinics and surrounding communities in urban and rural areas of Ethiopia.

Meet with doctors, midwives, and community outreach workers.

Observe and participate in traditional practices, such as the coffee ceremony.

Learn firsthand about EngenderHealth’s transformative work in Ethiopia.


Day 1 · Arrivals

Day 2 · Feast of the Epiphany and Welcome

Day 3 · Site visits in Addis Ababa

Day 4 · Trip to rural Amhara, visits with members of the community, hospital tour

Day 5 · Return to Addis, farewell dinner

Day 6 & 7 · Lalibela extension

We are proud to partner with Elevate Destinations, an award-winning travel company specializing in philanthropic travel and sustainable tourism that benefits local communities and conservation efforts.

For additional information, please download our trip fact sheet (PDF), or contact

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