USAID Quality Healthcare Activity Furthers Health Equity in Ethiopia

May 4th, 2023 | press-release


JSI is proud to announce an award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that will enable Ethiopia’s health program to realize its goal of improving the quality of healthcare for better reproductive, maternal and child health outcomes. The USAID Quality Healthcare Activity (QHA), a five-year (2023–2027) cooperative agreement, will improve health facilities’ ability to deliver high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services; increase quality management and accountability for service delivery; and restore services in facilities within conflict-affected areas.

“We are honored to continue working with our long-time partner, the Government of Ethiopia, to foster a cost-effective and purpose-fit approach to health service delivery,” says Binyam Desta, QHA Chief of Party. “This investment allows us to overcome setbacks and close equity gaps to build an even stronger health system.”

Ethiopia’s 2021–2025 National Quality and Safety Strategy calls for a strengthened foundation and coordination of the health system to improve efficiency and ensure equity. JSI’s locally led team is responding with a transformative systems approach to quality that includes continuous and adaptive learning and scale-up of proven strategies and innovations. This will strengthen reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health service delivery in over 2,000 health facilities across the country. JSI’s sub-partners Institute for Healthcare Improvement; MSI Reproductive Choices, with MSI-Ethiopia; Project HOPE; and the Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations will be essential to these efforts.

This Activity builds on JSI’s more than 30 years of experience in improving quality and expanding health coverage across the country. For more information about this work, please contact Dr. Binyam F. Desta.

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