Ethiopia is the largest and most populated country in the Horn of Africa. Since 2002, Amref Health Africa has partnered with the government and local communities to implement diverse health and development projects throughout the country.
What do we do?
In Ethiopia, our work is guided by two strategic pillars: (Human Resources for Health, and Innovative Health Services and Solutions. In 2020, Amref Ethiopia supported more than 5 million people in 142 districts, 388 health facilities, and more than 20 health science colleges. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, more than 20,000 Health Extension Workers (HEWS – the Ethiopian equivalent of Community Health Workers) were trained on COVID-19 response through Leap, Amref’s mobile learning platform. Training was provided in five local languages: Amharic, Oromiffa, Tigrigna, Afari, and Somali. Content also included messages on how to improve essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meet the people we support in Ethiopia.
Addressing TB and malaria
Find out how we are building on our long-term partnership with GSK to address high rates of tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Leap, the mobile-learning platform
Using pioneering mobile technology to train frontline health workers at scale.
Abdi Neda, waste collector
30-year-old Abdi is the head of a solid waste collectors' union in Yeka Sub-City, Addis Ababa. He oversees the work of seven groups of waste collectors (a total of 96 people) and is directly responsible for a further three groups. Twice a week, the groups go house-to-house and collect waste that is then separated into rubbish, compostable waste, and recycling.
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