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At UNICEF Ethiopia, we say ENOUGH to children at risk of death in the first 28 days of their lives. We say NO to lack of access to healthcare; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and basic nutrition. And we are partnering with the Government of Ethiopia to turn our words into action. 

Supporting the objectives of the Government of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), we work to improve the quality of health and nutrition services, and of the Health Sector Development Plan, to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability and improve the population’s health and nutrition status. The programme component focuses on improving access to and delivery of basic services particularly in health, HIV/AIDS, WASH and nutrition for the most vulnerable populations, including women, youth and children.

The total budget for this programme component is US$222 million, and it will contribute to the following national and regional results:

(i)  Government capacity and systems are improved to support implementation of the health sector development plan, universal access plan (for safe water) and National Nutrition Programme;

(ii)  At least 80 per cent of children, youth and women use preventive, promotional and basic curative health and nutrition services at community and health-post level;

(iii) A total of 3,200 health centres and 120 hospitals deliver curative and life-saving services focusing on common new-born, child and maternal illnesses and complications, integrated with Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT);

(iv) Government capacity and systems to improve sustainable access to basic WASH services are strengthened at federal, regional and woreda (district) levels; and programmatic support is available in at least 80 learning districts spanning all regions of the country;

(v)  Effective inter-sectoral coordination mechanisms are in place to support implementation of national and regional plans for improved health and survival


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