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Ethiopia

Since 2003, we have worked in these technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Infection Prevention and Control

Digital Health

Our impact

  • Jhpiego contributed to a doubling of the total health workforce in the public sector—from 106,991 in 2012 to 219,542 in 2017—thereby bringing health care to many more Ethiopians.
  • More than 200,000 women delivered their babies with a skilled attendant at Jhpiego-supported health care facilities.
  • An innovative, onsite approach to training health care workers in postpartum family planning was introduced to reduce interruptions at health care facilities; as a result, services at maternity wards are not disrupted by staff absences, and clients receive better care.
  • In Gambella Region, more than 79,000 adult males received safe, high-quality voluntary medical male circumcision services, thereby benefiting from this procedure’s protective benefit against HIV.

Current programs


  • Strengthening Human Resources for Health

    This project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is contributing to the Government of Ethiopia’s efforts to strengthen the health workforce and thereby improve health outcomes for all Ethiopians. The project’s objectives are to: 1) improve human resources for health (HRH) management at all levels of the health system; 2) increase the availability of midwives, anesthetists, health extension workers and other essential health workers; 3) improve the quality of education and training of health workers; and 4) generate program learning and research evidence on HRH. The project has a national scope and supports the Federal Ministry of Health and all 11 regional health bureaus; Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority; Federal Ministry of Education; Higher Education Relevance and Quality Assurance Agency; federal and regional technical and vocational education and training agencies; regional occupational competence assessment and certification agencies; more than 50 public universities and health science colleges; and health professional associations. Jhpiego is the prime partner, with Management Sciences for Health, the Ethiopian Midwives Association, Ethiopian Association of Anesthetists, Open University and Project Mercy as sub-partners.

  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

    Jhpiego is a sub-partner to ICAP on this project, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The project supports the regional health bureau of Gambella Region to ensure provision of comprehensive, high-quality adult and adolescent voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services for HIV prevention. The initiative emphasizes strengthening VMMC awareness and demand creation, and building human and institutional capacity to promote and provide comprehensive and high-quality VMMC services.

  • Feed the Future Growth Through Nutrition Activity

    In conjunction with the Feed the Future Initiative, the Growth through Nutrition Project is the U.S. Agency for International Development’s five-year, flagship, multi-sector nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project. Led by Save the Children International, the project aims to improve the nutritional status of women, young children and adolescents in its four operational regions of Ethiopia. The project focuses on the first 1,000 days—from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday—which are recognized as the critical window of opportunity for a child’s growth and development. Jhpiego is contributing to workforce development for effective implementation of nutrition and WASH programs by strengthening nutrition and WASH pre-service education for nutritionists, health, agriculture and water technology cadres at 19 higher education institutions. The project is working with five ministries, namely Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education; Health; Livestock and Fishery; and Water, Irrigation and Electricity.

  • Strengthening HIV Services Quality Improvement and Quality Management Systems

    This project, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is designed to strengthen quality improvement and quality management systems for HIV services in Ethiopia under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Through this project, Jhpiego is building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Health, regional health bureaus and public health facilities to effectively plan, implement and monitor HIV quality improvement/quality management activities to strengthen the quality of health care service delivery in Ethiopia with a focus on high-volume, HIV-burdened towns and facilities. In addition, Jhpiego is enhancing HIV quality improvement/quality management leadership and governance capacity at public health facilities by supporting a master’s degree program on health care and hospital administration.

  • Safe Surgery 2020: Transforming Surgical Care

    Surgery 2020 is seed funded by the GE Foundation, hosted by Dalberg and implemented by Jhpiego, Assist International, Harvard Program on Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) and the G4 Alliance. Jhpiego is implementing the surgical leadership development component while our partners are supporting surgical innovation, monitoring and evaluation, and policy and advocacy, respectively. Under the transforming surgical care model, Jhpiego is developing and mentoring district-level surgical teams in leadership and contributing to provider-driven improvements in surgical care. Also under the umbrella of Safe Surgery 2020, Jhpiego is providing local data collection and logistics support in Ethiopia for PGSSC. This first-of-its-kind project is initially being implemented in Ethiopia and Tanzania with a plan to expand to Asia.

  • Demonstration Project for Anonymous Medical Error Identification and Reporting System

    In collaboration with public hospitals, Jhpiego is implementing a demonstration project to test an anonymous medical incidence identification and reporting system. This system is designed to maximize the use of mobile health technology for incidence reporting by frontline health workers and subsequently use the data to design patient safety improvement.

  • Utilizing all Health System Contacts to Offer Postpartum Family Planning to Pregnant Women and Women in Their First Year Postpartum

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting follow-up to a study conducted by Jhpiego in Ethiopia with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The study, carried out in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and Oromia Regional Health Bureau, examined how to use comprehensive postpartum family planning (PPFP) programming to increase PPFP uptake among women in their first year postpartum. This follow-up phase entails collection of endline data, analysis and dissemination of results, which are expected to effect national policy change and contribute to the global evidence on approaches that increase voluntary uptake of PPFP.

Current programs

Strengthening Human Resources for Health

This project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is contributing to the Government of Ethiopia’s efforts to strengthen the health workforce and thereby improve health outcomes for all Ethiopians. The project’s objectives are to: 1) improve human resources for health (HRH) management at all levels of the health system; 2) increase the availability of midwives, anesthetists, health extension workers and other essential health workers; 3) improve the quality of education and training of health workers; and 4) generate program learning and research evidence on HRH. The project has a national scope and supports the Federal Ministry of Health and all 11 regional health bureaus; Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority; Federal Ministry of Education; Higher Education Relevance and Quality Assurance Agency; federal and regional technical and vocational education and training agencies; regional occupational competence assessment and certification agencies; more than 50 public universities and health science colleges; and health professional associations. Jhpiego is the prime partner, with Management Sciences for Health, the Ethiopian Midwives Association, Ethiopian Association of Anesthetists, Open University and Project Mercy as sub-partners.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

Jhpiego is a sub-partner to ICAP on this project, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The project supports the regional health bureau of Gambella Region to ensure provision of comprehensive, high-quality adult and adolescent voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services for HIV prevention. The initiative emphasizes strengthening VMMC awareness and demand creation, and building human and institutional capacity to promote and provide comprehensive and high-quality VMMC services.

Feed the Future Growth Through Nutrition Activity

In conjunction with the Feed the Future Initiative, the Growth through Nutrition Project is the U.S. Agency for International Development’s five-year, flagship, multi-sector nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project. Led by Save the Children International, the project aims to improve the nutritional status of women, young children and adolescents in its four operational regions of Ethiopia. The project focuses on the first 1,000 days—from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday—which are recognized as the critical window of opportunity for a child’s growth and development. Jhpiego is contributing to workforce development for effective implementation of nutrition and WASH programs by strengthening nutrition and WASH pre-service education for nutritionists, health, agriculture and water technology cadres at 19 higher education institutions. The project is working with five ministries, namely Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education; Health; Livestock and Fishery; and Water, Irrigation and Electricity.

Strengthening HIV Services Quality Improvement and Quality Management Systems

This project, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is designed to strengthen quality improvement and quality management systems for HIV services in Ethiopia under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Through this project, Jhpiego is building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Health, regional health bureaus and public health facilities to effectively plan, implement and monitor HIV quality improvement/quality management activities to strengthen the quality of health care service delivery in Ethiopia with a focus on high-volume, HIV-burdened towns and facilities. In addition, Jhpiego is enhancing HIV quality improvement/quality management leadership and governance capacity at public health facilities by supporting a master’s degree program on health care and hospital administration.

Safe Surgery 2020: Transforming Surgical Care

Surgery 2020 is seed funded by the GE Foundation, hosted by Dalberg and implemented by Jhpiego, Assist International, Harvard Program on Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) and the G4 Alliance. Jhpiego is implementing the surgical leadership development component while our partners are supporting surgical innovation, monitoring and evaluation, and policy and advocacy, respectively. Under the transforming surgical care model, Jhpiego is developing and mentoring district-level surgical teams in leadership and contributing to provider-driven improvements in surgical care. Also under the umbrella of Safe Surgery 2020, Jhpiego is providing local data collection and logistics support in Ethiopia for PGSSC. This first-of-its-kind project is initially being implemented in Ethiopia and Tanzania with a plan to expand to Asia.

Demonstration Project for Anonymous Medical Error Identification and Reporting System

In collaboration with public hospitals, Jhpiego is implementing a demonstration project to test an anonymous medical incidence identification and reporting system. This system is designed to maximize the use of mobile health technology for incidence reporting by frontline health workers and subsequently use the data to design patient safety improvement.

Utilizing all Health System Contacts to Offer Postpartum Family Planning to Pregnant Women and Women in Their First Year Postpartum

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting follow-up to a study conducted by Jhpiego in Ethiopia with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The study, carried out in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and Oromia Regional Health Bureau, examined how to use comprehensive postpartum family planning (PPFP) programming to increase PPFP uptake among women in their first year postpartum. This follow-up phase entails collection of endline data, analysis and dissemination of results, which are expected to effect national policy change and contribute to the global evidence on approaches that increase voluntary uptake of PPFP.

Current and recent donors


CDC
Department for International Development
GE Foundation
Harvard University
UNICEF
USAID

Ethiopia-related technical and programmatic resources

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Country contact

Shoa Girma, Country Director
Tel. 251 118 69 96 43
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia