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The Hamlin Fistula Ethic was set up to provide free surgery to women affected by traumatic birth injuries that result in social stigma and immense suffering. Driven by the knowledge that prevention is better than surgery, Dr Hamlin founded the College of Midwives in 2007. Students complete a rigorous 4-year course in theory and practice, culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery, before returning to their own communities to work in health centers and clinics.

We Care Solar aims to improve antenatal care and reduce maternal mortality in developing regions via its award-winning We Care Solar Suitcase®. These portable, sustainable, easy-to-use power units generate clean energy and charging facilities for medical lighting, cell phones and small medical devices such as fetal dopplers. We Care Solar was founded by Hal Aronson and Dr. Laura Stachel: see her inspirational story here.

Established in 1999, the UBS Optimus Foundation collaborates with leading organizations to fund and implement innovative projects which improve the health, education and protection of children facing adversity. The Foundation matched all funds raised by GreenLamp during the initial phase of the Solar Suitcase Project (Light for Life 1), helping us to achieve a total of 166 Solar Suitcases installed in Ethiopia.

Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften | ZHAW

GreenLamp co-funds and supports a teacher exchange program to foster knowledge sharing between ZHAW in Winterthur and Hamlin College of Midwives in Ethiopia. The program launched in March 2017, when MSc in Midwifery and ZHAW senior lecturer Denise Eigenmann spent three months in Ethiopia teaching at the Hamlin College of Midwives and visiting rural health centres. The programme continues on an annual basis with teacher visits between the two learning institutions.

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We are also indebted to the skills and support of Addis Ababa University and the Regional Health Bureaux of Ethiopia.

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