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Healing Hands of Joy

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Allison Shigo
Main Address:
P.O. Box 30431
Charlotte, NC 28230

What We Do

Healing Hands of Joy aims to make motherhood safer in Ethiopia and to eliminate preventable childbirth injures such as obstetric fistula by focusing on four program activities: The Safe Motherhood Ambassador Program, Community Engagement and Awareness, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Strategic Initiatives. Our ultimate goal is to improve maternal
health service utilization and to eradicate fistula from the hardest-to-reach regions in Ethiopia.

For more info, visit healinghandsofjoy.org.

Interesting Info

We've trained over 1,800 women as Safe Motherhood Ambassadors.
One Safe Motherhood Ambassador educates an average of 96 other women about safe delivery practices.
There are an estimated 37,500 cases of Obstetric Fistula in Ethiopia today.

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