MSF established an innovative approach by setting up Mother’s Waiting Houses in the two Woredas of Chire and Mejo, where pregnant women with complications and living far away from the Health Centre could stay and benefit from regular medical observation until delivery. 600 women delivered safely and there’s been zero maternal mortality..
Since 2012, MSF has been running a mother and child healthcare project in Sidama Zone of SNNPR (Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region) in Ethiopia. MSF will, end of October 2014, hand-over the project to the Ministry of Health and regional authorities. MSF has mainly been working in the two Woredas (divisions) of Chire and Mejo.