Healthy living: Preventing gestational diabetes in Ethiopia

Without proper care, gestational diabetes can cause serious complications during pregnancy and childbirth, endangering the life of a woman and her baby. On World Diabetes Day, two Management Sciences for Health experts share lessons learned from the story of Eden, a woman they helped survive the disease and now has healthy baby girl.

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About the authors

  • Chelsey R Canavan

    Chelsey R. Canavan is a research and communications specialist with Management Sciences for Health. Prior to joining MSH, she was an Allan Rosenfield global health fellow at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has a master's in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Mebrahtu Abraha

    Mebrahtu Abraha is Management Science for Health's regional technical manager for the Ethiopia Network for HIV and AIDS Treatment, Care and Support program. Previously affiliated with Makelle University’s College of Health Sciences, Abraha has almost a decade of experience implementing innovative approaches in low-resource settings with a focus on HIV and AIDS care and treatment, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission and HIV exposed infant care.