Photo of the Week: Mother and Child Health Care in Sidama, Ethiopia

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. Child care has been a priority for MSF in Sidama since the inception of the project. 1,957 children under the age of 5 years old have been admitted and undergone specialised treatment in the inpatient service. Health staff from the woreda benefited from on-the-job training by MSF teams.