November 6, 2019

After last year’s successful trip to Ethiopia to teach midwives and midwifery students the use and benefits of upright birthing positions at the Hamlin College for Midwives (HCM), MSc in Midwifery and ZHAW senior lecturer Denise Eigenmann and recently graduated midwife Vera Maria Probst were enthusiastic to continue giving the...

November 4, 2019

We believe it’s important to support and empower midwives not only as students but long term throughout their careers, building relationships with them as individuals and helping them maintain the support network they have from each other. The Hamlin Midwives Alumni Network (HMAN) is a key way for us to do this. 

In July this y...

June 4, 2019

The aim of the recent GreenLamp Project Team field trip earlier in 2019 was to visit health centres in the SNNPR region, a region where we had not yet been, some with a Solar Suitcase installed, as well as two with Hamlin midwives who were on the list to possibly receive one. We wanted to check for ourselves and with our partn...

June 4, 2019

After the success of last year’s first ever GreenLamp sponsored and co-organized Hamlin Midwifery Alumni Network Summit, we are thrilled to announce there will be another this year.

It will again be held in Addis Ababa on 21-23 July, bringing together over 60 Hamlin-graduated midwives from five regions of Ethiopia for an extend...

March 29, 2019

We would like birth to be a safe, joyful experience for every mother, their extended family and community.  GreenLamp team member Linda Elzvik was privildeged to witness such a birth during her recent trip to Ethiopia, thanks to the skilled Hamlin trained midwife on hand to support the mother and provide peace of mind to the f...

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