Dr. Senait Fisseha is committed to reducing the maternal deaths in developing countries


She is known for her passionate way of helping women on their journey to motherhood at the University of Michigan for Reproductive Medicine. However, her strong desire to help women in developing countries who have no access to quality care has taken her to different parts of the world.

Fisseha, who was born in Ethiopia, a country with one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world, was given $25 million by a generous donor to help her fulfill her dreams of helping under privileged women. She used this donation to start the Center for International Reproductive Health Training. This center will train health professionals on providing quality life saving reproductive care to low income countries.

The training will kick off in Ethiopia and then eventually expand efforts to other countries with the highest need for this type of training.

“We are committed to taking an active role in creating quality, respectful, patient-centered reproductive health services in the developing world while also raising awareness for the benefits of reproductive health services.”

In recognition of her contribution to healthcare in the country, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health has  awarded her with the highest Health Sector’s Award!

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