USAID, Ministry of Health launch a $70mln community nutrition project
Addis Ababa, February 12, 2024 — United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health launched a new 70 million USD Feed the Future Ethiopia Community Nutrition project.
The project aligns with the U.S. government’s sustained, comprehensive investments in health, agriculture, WASH, education, and other sectors to address malnutrition situation in Ethiopia, the USAID Mission Director Scott Hocklander during his opening remarks.
The Community Nutrition Activity focuses on women, children, and adolescent girls throughout the stages of their lives, from birth, through school, to becoming a mother and grandmother, Scott Hocklander explained.
In addition, the Community Nutrition Activity provides nutritional support in humanitarian emergencies by re-establishing routine services and interventions, he noted.
According to Scott Hocklander, women and children will receive essential nutritional support during an emergency and once the situation improves, they continue to get services from the health facilities and extension workers, according to the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.
The Community Nutrition Activity will be implemented by Family Health International 360 and its consortium partners in more than 155 woredas of Afar, Amhara, Central Ethiopia, Oromia, Sidama, Somali, Southwest Ethiopia, South Ethiopia, and Tigray regions as well as Dire Dawa city.