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2014 Midwife Scholarship Update

Acupuncture Denver currently sponsors Selam's 4-year program at the Hamlin College of Midwives located outside of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Weema International was kind enough to send us another update about Selam: 

October 3, 2014

Hello Acupuncture Denver!

This September, the WEEMA team met the Hamlin midwife students for a delicious lunch in Addis Ababa.  The students had just returned from their summer break and were eager to get back to their clinical clerkships.  All were beaming with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming school year.

Selam was her usual happy, upbeat self.  She, like her fellow scholars, is already dreaming about the future as her service to her home community is now only two short years away.  We discussed the idea of becoming a “master midwife” - as a Hamlin trained midwife is extremely well educated and has much to offer.  We now envision these women as master teachers supporting the clinical work at the new district hospital as well as associated health centers.  Sharing skills and knowledge will have a ripple effect throughout the area!  High quality care for moms and babies from all health care professionals will save even more lives!

Selam thanks Acupuncture Denver from the bottom of her heart.  WEEMA, thanks you, too. 

Photo from September 2014.  Selam is the second from the right.