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Improving maternal care in Ethiopia through PhD collaboration between Universities of Oxford, Haramaya and the LUMC

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June 20, 2023

Sagni Girma Fage and Mohammed Yuya Ebro, two LUMC Global PhD students, are busy conducting research in eastern Ethiopia through a project called Ethiopian Obstetric Surveillance System (EthOSS)”. This is a collaboration between Haramaya University (Ethiopia), the University of Oxford (UK), and LUMC which is active in 13 public hospitals in eastern Ethiopia. They are trying to identify determinants of maternal death such as perinatal hemorrhage in order to develop and implement new interventions to prevent future maternal deaths.

The successful collaboration between Haramaya University and the LUMC started almost a decade ago and will enhance further student and staff exchange and opportunities which will improve quality of health care, research and academic skills. Next to their research activities, both PhD students are also active as ambassadors for the LUMC and are essential to ensure that other LUMC students are equipped to learn about the global contexts of health and disease during their exchanges and internships in Ethiopia. Big round of applause for Sagni and Mohammed!


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