World Vision Ethiopia

Health

World Vision (WV) is one of the key health players in Ethiopia with programs contributing to the well-being of more than 3.5 million vulnerable children. WV implements Maternal, Newborn & Child Health programs with the Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders focusing on demand creation, and improving quality health services. Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and Nutrition issues can be attributed primarily to preventable causes that relate to poor maternal and child care practices; inadequate utilization of simple cost-effective and high impact interventions, poor quality of health services and limited skills of health care providers.

WHAT IS HAPPENING

  • Only three in 10 (32%) of women had more than 4 Anti-natal care (ANC) visits for their most recent live births. (EDHS, 2016)
  • Nearly 3/4 mothers were not assisted by skilled providers for delivery. (EDHS, 2016)
  • Only 16.5% of women in Ethiopia received postnatal care within two days after delivery. (EDHS, 2016)

GOAL  

 

Contribute to the accelerated reduction of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality.

STRATEGIC FOCUS AREAS

Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (MNCH)

Improved service uptake

* Improved community MNCH practices and care-seeking behaviors

* Support early detection of pregnancy and birth

* Increasing utilization of family planning services

Support to quality of services

* Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Cares

(EmONC)

* Strengthened supervision and monitoring

* Uninterrupted supply of essential MNCH drugs and life-saving commodities

Reduced disease burden and disability

* Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)

* Malaria Prevention

* Identification, management and rehabilitation of fistula and uterine prolapse

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Over the last ten years, World Vision Ethiopia (WVE) enhanced health service coverage

and utilization in rural Ethiopia:

• Constructed and equipped (1 Hospitals, 55 health centers, 257 health posts, 131 additional  maternity blocks);

• Renovated 11 health facilities;

• Provided basic emergency obstetrics equipment and supplies and essential drugs for760 health  facilities;

• Trained 9,451 health professionals on maternal, newborn, child health & nutrition issues;

• De-worming and micronutrient, supplementation was made for more than 278,475 mothers and  children under five;

• Distributed Insecticide-Treated Net for malaria control for more than 3,000,000 mothers and children.

As a result:

* WVE impacted the lives of 4,555,800 mothers and under-five children directly and 13,306,000

  community members indirectly.