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Ethiopia

Improved Food Security for Mothers and Children (2011-2015)

DFATD Contribution: $50,000,000

This project aims to improve the nutritional and health status of 3 million children under-five and pregnant and lactating women. The project is designed to achieve this through increased use of clean water and sanitation services and community-based nutrition and health services. Project activities include training community health workers to provide community-based nutrition services such as regular screening and treatment of malnutrition in all children under five; breastfeeding and complimentary feeding promotion, and nutrition counselling for caregivers; and regular provision of Vitamin A, iron supplements, and de-worming tablets. The project is also designed to improve water and sanitation services including clean water sources, separate toilets, and hand-washing facilities.

Innovative Approaches to Birth Registration for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (2014-2016)

DFATD Contribution: $5,000,000

This project seeks to increase the registration of children under the age of five, and improve the availability, quality, timeliness, and use of health information to assist in the planning of effective activities to improve maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The project also seeks to improve the availability and quality of information on child mortality to better inform planning and resource allocation, and increase accountability to MNCH efforts. The project assists developing countries to increase number of birth registrations by addressing access barriers, including reaching those who live in rural areas by mobilizing community health workers in the birth registration process. The project also seeks to use innovations, such as SMS technologies, to increase the number of births being registered.

Integrated Health Systems Strengthening in Africa (2007-2013)

DFATD Contribution: $25,200,000

This project contributes to reducing the number of children dying from diarrhea and pneumonia, by increasing the use of effective treatments for these childhood illnesses. With CIDA's support, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is seeking to increase demand for oral rehydration salts, zinc and antibiotics, by raising awareness among caregivers and providers about the most effective treatments for diarrhea and pneumonia. UNICEF is also working with the public and private sector in high-burden countries to ensure that communities have access to a reliable supply of effective treatments for these childhood illnesses.

Diarrhea and Pneumonia Treatment Initiative (2013-2015)

DFATD Contribution: $5,000,000

This project contributes to reducing the number of children dying from diarrhea and pneumonia, by increasing the use of effective treatments for these childhood illnesses. The project seeks to increase demand for oral rehydration salts, zinc and antibiotics, by raising awareness among caregivers and providers on the most effective treatments for diarrhea and pneumonia. UNICEF is also working with the public and private sector in countries with high incidences of these diseases to ensure that there is a reliable supply of effective treatments for these childhood illnesses.

 

 

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