There was a tremendously positive panel discussion at this event. The understanding amongst Marit Leggesse from the Hamlin College of Midwives and Beatrice Friedli, Denise Eigenmann and Vera Maria Probst of the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences was evident, and the audience appreciated the passion and engagement with which they responded to the pertinent questions put to them by our moderator Astrid von Stockar. 


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Funds raised will have a huge impact on rural communities. New essential equipment and teaching aids will enhance the education of Hamlin Midwifery College students and drastically improve the quality of care in rural Ethiopian health centers.

Special thanks to our Panel for an inspiring discussion!

Documentary film & television producer, author, and entrepreneur.
“I think women should learn to support each other more.”

Astrid von Stockar, moderator
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Academic and Vice-Dean of the Hamlin College of Midwives, Addis Ababa

Merit Legesse

Director Institute of Midwifery, School of Health Professions
ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Beatrice Friedli

MSc Midwifery

Practising Midwife and ZHAW Senior Lecturer and Mentor
Has been twice to Ethiopia to transfer skills and train the trainers and students at the Hamlin College of Midwives.

Denise Eigenmann

Final year Midwife Student, ZHAW ’19.

Currently practising Midwifery. November 2018, accompanied Denise Eigenmann on her second journey to Ethiopia. 

Vera Maria Probst

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