2016 Students Page 2

Eden Bishaw

Eden decided to became a midwife after witnessing a mother die of postpartum hemorrhage in her home village. She hopes her participation in the SMTTP will enhance her clinical and teaching skills. She has been a lecturer at Gondar University for 4 months.

"My profession makes me happy because I am one person only, but if I teach many students, I help many mothers indirectly.”

Eleni Abay

After more than 15 years in clinical practice, Eleni became an instructor at Dr. Tewelda Health Science College. She values the opportunity of the SMTTP to update midwifery skills and gain teaching skills such as lesson planning and BOPPPS.

“I am also eager to learn about research methodology. After getting this knowledge we can do research on community problems.”

Fekadu Banga

Fekadu has seven years’ experience: one as a clinician and six as a midwifery instructor. From Jigjiga Health Science College, he became a midwife because he wanted to decrease maternal mortality especially during the third stage of labour, and to maintain the heathly status of each newborn by ensuring all necessary interventions are carried out.

"It was my interest to become a midwife to save two lives: the mother as well the newborn."

Getachew Andualem

After five years of clinical experience, Getachew became an instructor at Bahir Dar Health Science College in 2015. His focus includes quality care for mothers and newborns, and work on reproductive health and family planning.

"One of my goals is to improve the health and well-being of women and families by giving women-friendly care.”


Hakima Adem

Hakima has one year's experience as a midwife and one year as an instructor at Gode Health Science College. She looked forward to the SMTTP helping update her knowledge, share experiences and prepare a research proposal.

"Mothers are key for the propagation of the nation, sadly they are of all people the most neglected."

Hamdi Mohamed

Hamdi has been an instructor for four years at Gode Health Science College. She believes the work of a midwife is important as the there is no happiness greater than hearing the cry of a newborn.

"No one can have life without a mom,  and to build a strong family there must be a healthy mother too."

Jemila Nesro

After 18 months as a practicing midwife, Jemila joined Jimma University as an instructor.  She sees her calling as promoting health and reducing maternal and newborn mortality. The SMTTP will help her by providing updated knowledge, midwifery, teaching and research skills.

"I want to contribute something to maternal and child health in my country as well as the world."

Kababa Temesgen

Kababa, from Arba Minch University, has taught midwifery for six years. He was inspired to become a midwife after a childhood tragedy: a close relative died from postpartum hemorrhaging.

"One of my goals is to be able to produce competent midwifery students by delivering them updated knowledge, good attitude, skills via demonstration and experience with real patients before their graduation."

Kumneger Nigussie

Kumneger became a midwife because she was concerned about the high mortality rate of women and children in her country. An instructor at Debre Markos University since 2015, she was excited with the SMTTP opportunity to share experiences and learn from her colleagues.

"My goal is teach students in a good manner and create awareness about the responsibilities of midwives."

Lebeza Alemu

Lebeza, from Woldia University, brought one year of experience as an instructor and six months of clinical experience to the SMTTP. He hopes to contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality by teaching new midwives using the best methodologies.

"I have lots of visions on my field of study … I want to be a good researcher in the area of maternal and neonatal health.

Mastewal Belayneh

Mastewal has 16 months’ clinical experience; he has been working as a midwifery instructor at Hossana Health Science College in the last year. Someday, he would like to obtain a PhD and be involved in the development of his profession as much as possible.

"I want to contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity by bringing Ethiopian midwife competency to national and global levels."