The U.S. Agency for International Development, in collaboration with Save the Children and the Government of Ethiopia, announced a new multi-sector nutrition activity known as Growth Through Nutrition, which will build on the accomplishments of USAID’s Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities activity, or ENGINE. The Growth Through Nutrition activity supports Ethiopia’s efforts to improve the nutritional status of women and young children in four regions—Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray—focusing on the first 1,000 days.
The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, has completed the printing and delivery of critical scholastic materials for an estimated 2.8 million boys and girls throughout Ethiopia. USAID’s efforts were aimed at protecting vulnerable children’s right to education, following one of the worst droughts in Ethiopia in more than 50 years.
The U.S. Agency for International Development joined the Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources today to award grants to 10 private entrepreneurs and 10 farmers’ cooperative unions that will help them to establish farm service centers. Each recipient will receive a grant worth $50,000 to establish a center in their area—seven are in Oromia, six in Amhara, four in SNNP, and three in Tigray. Together with the six farm service centers already opened with U.S. assistance in the Oromia region, this will bring the total number of centers to 26. Farm service centers are one-stop shops where smallholder farmers can get advice, receive training and purchase quality, reasonably-priced, region-appropriate seeds, fertilizers and other supplies to increase production.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner Jhpiego marked the successful completion of the Strengthening Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care Project of the global Maternal and Child Survival Program. With the aim of contributing to the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation the program supported 44 health centers with maternal and newborn health interventions and 24 health facilities in strengthening postpartum family planning services in Oromia, Amhara, the SNNP and Tigray regions. Results of the program include that 19,250 pregnant women received care prior to giving birth; 23,000 mothers successfully delivered at health facilities; 279 newborns who couldn’t breathe when born were saved through successful resuscitation; and 14,000 women received family planning counseling after giving birth.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner World Vision International today marked the successful completion of the Preventive Care Package activity. The activity provided services in more than 300 health facilities throughout Ethiopia to help mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. More importantly, the activity improved the quality of life of nearly 400,000 people living with HIV and their families by providing a preventive care package and information on nutrition and treatment. During the last five years, the activity worked in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Tigray, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.
Last updated: March 22, 2017