The “Empowering women in rural communities to improve access to basic healthcare services South Omo zone- Ethiopia” project is supported by the Catholic NGO Doctors with Africa – CUAMM
The project aims at empowering women living in rural areas in South Omo by making them aware of the available health care services in order to increase demand and access to maternal, neonatal and child healthcare services.
Many studies carried out in several African countries show the main barriers for women to access health care services. It includes lack of knowledge on where to go for treatments, lack of permission for treatment, lack of money for treatment, distance from health facilities, lack of access to transport services and their cost. They refuse to go alone and are concerned that there might not be a female provider.
These barriers result in low access to quality paediatric, obstetric and post-natal care at health facilities. Investing in innovative approaches to empower women to overcome such barriers will contribute to the reduction of mortality and morbidity of children and women living in remote areas.
In the South-Omo zone, located in the remotest and most inaccessible areas of the country, 16 ethnic groups speaking different languages live in very poor socio-economic conditions. They are economically and socially marginalized and underserved in terms of basic social/health services and economic infrastructure.Help us support this project
Doctors with Africa CUAMM
We support activities in a variety of sectors in the social field, more specifically the relief of poverty, the improvement of education, the access to health services, the assistance to migrants and refugees, the protection of families and lifeRequest support