Ethiopia – MNCH

Integrated Approach to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Rural Ethiopia

From January, 2016 – June, 2020, Save the Children is working in Amhara and Afar regional states in Ethiopia, to improve the nutritional status of children under five and pregnant and lactating women. In particular, the project aims to:

  • Ensure increased and equitable use of quality nutrition services among pregnant and lactating women and children under five
  • Ensure women and children can increase their household incomes through improved access to nutritious food as a result of nutrition-sensitive agricultural production
  • Ensure that women and children have increased and equitable access to gender-sensitive water and sanitation services

What we’re doing:

  • Ensuring that health facilities in the Primary Health Care Unit provide regular, gender-sensitive Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition(MIYCN) and Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) services
  • Improving knowledge and acceptance of optimal maternal, infant and young child feeding (MIYCF) practices by community members, specifically pregnant and lactating women
  • Improving quality of implementation of MIYCN and CMAM services in health facilities and within nutrition-sensitive interventions of other sectors
  • Enhancing equitable knowledge of nutrition-sensitive agricultural value chains among women and men
  • Enhancing equitable knowledge of diverse income generating activities among women and men
  • Enhancing equitable knowledge of agricultural practices among women and men
  • Providing improved, expanded and equitably accessible community and household water and sanitation infrastructure within targeted communities
  • Enhancing equitable knowledge of WASH practices among women and men