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)
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
* 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.