2016 Students

Abeba Belay

Abeba has worked as a clinician for two years. A graduate of Debre Tabor University, she became a midwife to help her country reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. She hopes that her participation in the SMTTP will allow her to become a better teacher and to do research.

"As a midwife I can save two lives."


Amlaku Mulat

After becoming a midwife, Amlaku completed a year of clinical practice during postgraduate studies. He has now been a midwifery instructor at Mekelle University for six years. He is interested in conducting research related to the significance of the midwifery profession, and thus he particularly valued the SMTTP course for the opportunity it gave him to strengthen his research skills.

"Nothing gives me more satisfaction than helping mothers and their newborns."


Anguach Shitie

When she began SMTTP training, Anguach had been an instructor at Ambo University for five months. When she was younger she saw many women die from pregnancy-related causes, and decided to pursue a career that prevents such tragedies.

“I am proud being a midwife and my goal is helping mothers as much as I can by using my knowledge and skill.”




Aregahegn Wudneh

Aregahegn has been an instructor at Dilla University for almost two years. He became a midwife to help his country in its efforts to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. His professional goals are to conduct research as well as hone his delivery skills.

"More than all I want to be a well-experienced midwife in both clinical and teaching situations."

Ashenafi Belay

Since graduation, Ashenafi has had two and a half years as an instructor at Wollega University. One of his goals is to promote his profession as a good career for students after high-school completion.

"I became a midwife to contribute my best to reducing maternal and child mortality caused by pregnancy complications."


Asma Bireda

Asma, from Dire Dawa University, has two years’ clinical experience as a midwife and four months as an midwifery instructor. She made her choice of profession during orientation at the beginning of her university studies.

"At the end of the SMTTP I'll be a more confident, effective instructor, having shared experiences with fellow students and learned new teaching strategies."

Banchialem Nega

Following four years in clinical practice, Banchialem has been an instructor at Wolayta Sodo University for two years. She became a midwife after she witnessed a birth with complications where the other was helped by an early diagnosis and referral.

"I want to be a good instructor and to address community problems related to maternal and newborn health."

Betselot Yirsaw

Betselot, from Arbaminch Health Science College, has five months’ experience as a clinician and instructor. She is interested in helping women through all stages of the pregnancy: the antenatal, labour and delivery and postnatal periods.  She would like to see the number of traditional and home births reduced.

"! think Ethiopia needs more skilled birth attendants since more than half the population lives in rural areas."

Biniam Ambissa

After a year as an instructor at Pawi Health Science College, Biniam moved to Assosa University where he has taught for the past 6 months. He became a midwife so that he could help women and children. He wants to be well skilled both clinically and theoretically.

"I am interested in conducting research that improves maternal health and child health."

Cuba Paul

Following two years’ clinical practice, Cuba has taught for a year at Gambella Teachers, Education, and Health Science College. He would like to see the number of home births reduced, and have good competent midwives working in every health facility.

"I want to be a skilled senior midwife capable of dealing with pregnancy-related problems in the community and at health facilities."

Dubale Dulla

Dubale became a midwife after witnessing several deliveries in his family with poor outcomes. He has been an instructor at Hawassa University for six years, with three years' clinical experience before that.

"Since I became a lecturer, I have had good opportunities to promote my profession through active practice and participation in midwifery-related research in the community."