Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
USAID supports integrated packages of evidence-based interventions delivered across a continuum of care at family, community, and facility levels. Ethiopia has one of the world’s highest rates of maternal deaths and disabilities in the world, with 19,000 women dying from childbirth-related causes each year. Nearly half a million children under five die every year, and 120,000 die in the first month of life. By increasing availability of services like skilled birth attendance and essential newborn care/treatment—especially to underserved populations—USAID aims to reduce maternal, neonatal, and child mortality rates.
- Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP): Improve family health by strengthening and promoting increased use of high-impact family planning, maternal, newborn and child health practices, products and services.
- Disease Surveillance and Response: Assist the Government of Ethiopia in achieving certification level for polio eradication through strong and reliable Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance and high level of immunization.
- CORE: Support the eradication of polio in Ethiopia through community mobilization, participation, campaigns and surveillance activities.
See also: Pastoral Livelihoods Initiative
- Maternal Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP): Support efforts to curb maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality by expanding Integrated Family Health Project initiatives that aim to improve health practices at the household and community level.