Reproductive Health Strategic Plan

In line with HSTP–II, the strategic plan has given emphasis on the five-priority “transformation agenda”. Key strategic initiatives will be implemented to address these priority issues to transform the health system and to achieve ‘health for all. The transformation agenda are:1. Quality and equity: Refers to ensuring equity in the delivery of quality health services […]

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Facts on Female genital mutilation pastoralist Ethiopia

Most adolescent girls and female caregivers responded to the surveys that the practice should continue. In Afar, 59% of girls responded in Favour of continuation, as did 66% of female caregivers. Across regions, most girls have undergone FGM/C. More girls in Afar than Somali have already undergone FGM/C – but this is because of differences […]

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Facts on child marriage in pastoralists Ethiopia

These are the facts on the status of Child marriage in pastoralist Ethiopia, (Afar and Somali Regions). All the information stated here was derived from a baseline study done by ODI, Save the children, Embassy of Ireland, Gender and Adolescence Global Evidence (gage) you can read the full documents here 

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Client Retention in the Continuum of Maternal Health Services and…

Even though global maternal mortality has shown an impressive decline over the last three decades, the problem is still pressing in low-income countries. To bring this to an end the women in a continuum of maternity care should be retained. This study aimed to assess the status of Ethiopian women’s completion of care with their possible […]

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Exploring the patterning and drivers of FGM/C and child marriage…

This report draws on findings from a mixed-methods baseline assessment that explored the patterning and drivers of child marriage and FGM/C in Afar and Somali regions, to identify possible entry points to fast-track change for girls, their families and communities. The baseline is part of a longitudinal research evaluation that includes three rounds of data […]

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Policy Brief 2019 Further Analysis of Findings on Violence Against…

VAW is recognized as both a cause and consequence of gender inequality and is a major obstacle to women and girls’ enjoyment of human rights and their full participation in society and the economy. The findings of the 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey show that more than 1 out of 4 (26%) women aged […]

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“Every challenge is here”: fistula in Ethiopia

In 1958, obstetrician and gynaecologist Catherine Hamlin and her husband—also a doctor—answered an advertisement in The Lancet to set up a midwifery school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Within days of arriving, the Australian couple saw obstetric fistula cases for the first time. An obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that […]

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Economic costs of intimate partner violence against women in Ethiopia

Source:- Publications | UN Women – Africa This study has been conducted to develop the evidence base on the economic impacts of violence against women more broadly through estimating these impacts with a focus on IPV. It employed a mixed methods approach to estimate the broader economic costs of IPV for women/households and the economy […]

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REPORT ON THE SENTINEL SURVEILLANCE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS BASED…

The high HIV prevalence among STI patients also calls for a concerted effort between the two programs to reduce the burden of HIV among STI patients and vice versa. This surveillance report shows, that there is still a need for strengthening an effective response to the spread of sexually transmitted infections by scaling up the intervention strategies and understanding the transmission dynamics.

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