Women's Health in Ethiopia

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 5.3
Female Life Expectancy at Birth: 54 years
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 10%
HIV Among Females, Ages 15-24, 2007/2008: 1.5%
Female Literacy Rate, Ages 15-24, 2000-04: 52%
Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death: 1 in 27


Ethiopia Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP)

UHEP is working help the government of Ethiopia to improve access to and demand for health services. More specifically, the program aims to strengthen the capacity of UHEWs to identify most at-risk populations (MARPs) in their catchment areas and provide public health services to improve their overall health.

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Integrated Family Health Program

The project is providing and integrated package of services to improve the health of mothers, newborns, and children.

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Maternal and Neonatal Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP)

Working collaboratively with the Ministry of Health, this learning project is improving provider capacity to deliver maternal and neonatal care and is increasing local demand from women and families for enhanced MNH care.

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The Last Ten Kilometers: What it Takes to Improve Health Outcomes in Rural Ethiopia

L10K is strengthening the bridge between Ethiopian families, kebeles (communities) and the Health Extension Worker program to achieve sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health.

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Working in all regions assisting the government to reengineer the public sector health commodity system and by building support for contraceptive security, and advocacy for making family planning and contraceptive availability a top priority for the MOH.

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Ethiopia Essential Services for Health (ESHE) Project (2001-2008)

ESHE took a three pillar approach that addressed health provider skills, strengthened the health system, and engaged families and communities to improve family health. Key approaches included capacity building, community mobilization, and behavior change communication.

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