Meskerem Mekiso leads a small business enterprise in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR). She supervises seven employees—three women and four men—who install local area networks (LANs) in the district’s health facilities.
Zewdinesh and Mekdes are health extension workers (HEWs) who provide basic health services to about 9,980 people in Chancho Buba Kebele of Sululta Woreda in Oromia. Health posts are staffed by two or more HEWs, who also make house-to-house visits to provide services to pregnant women, children, and other family members.
To understand where, when, and what health services are provided within a health system, quality data must be available. In a country as large as Ethiopia—with 94 million people—developing and implementing systems for capturing quality data can be a daunting task, but when done well can improve how decisions are made, from national budgeting down to health facility outreach planning.
Alemnesh Assefa is a 27-year-old Health Extension Worker (HEW). She is a government employee health worker who serves in a village, where the lowest health structure is called a health post where two HEWs serve a population of 5000.
USAID implementing partners voluntarily submitted over 145 cases to this Global Call for HSS Cases website. Eligible activities included those funded by USAID Global Health Bureau, bilateral mission, or regional operating unit budgets for programs in USAID's 24 priority countries for Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) countries and the PEPFAR AIDS-Free Generation (AFG) priority countries.
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Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), Sonke Gender Justice Network provides technical assistance and training for family planning (FP) programs to strengthen human resources, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation systems. The goal of this support is to promote gender equality and improve access to and use of FP and reproductive health (RH) services.