Hanna Ingber Win, the Huffington Post's World Editor, was recently invited by the UN Population Fund to visit its maternal health programs in Ethiopia, which has one of the world's worst health care systems. In the U.S., a woman has a 1 in 4,800 chance of dying from complications due to pregnancy or childbirth in her lifetime. In Ethiopia, a woman has a 1 in 27 chance of dying. Hanna shares her experiences and observations in a five-part series on Mothers Of Ethiopia.
Part 1 traces one woman's journey to find a doctor in rural Ethiopia.
Part 2 explores the fate of girls who flee child marriage.
Part 3 addresses pregnancy complications that go under-treated in Ethiopia.
Part 4 finds that health extension workers are a "quick–but only slightly effective–fix" to the lack of health care in Ethiopia.
Part 5 provides further insight into potential solutions to Ethiopia's shortage of doctors.
This project was produced by The Huffington Post.