Lowlands Health Activity






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Despite improvements in Ethiopia's health sector, pastoral communities still face neglected health needs due to inadequate services tailored to their mobile lifestyle. Pastoral areas continue to suffer from gross inequities, resulting in poor reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition outcomes.

Engender Health is leading an activity to improve primary health care infrastructure, management, and skill in pastoralist communities while focusing on cultural contexts and community engagement. JSI is partnering with Pastoralist Concern, EMRDA, Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association, UNC Carolina Population Center, with Engender Health on this activity to offer tailored intervention packages to the specific health area needs of each of the 35 selected woredas covered under this project. 

Through this five-year United States Agency for International Development-funded activity, our collaboration will enhance primary health care leadership, management and governance and strengthen health facility systems to effectively deliver contextually appropriate and cost-effective reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent and youth health and nutrition services for the pastoral communities of Ethiopia.

Embracing approaches including locally tailored technical assistance, non-stigmatizing gender-based violence care, new technology to improve coordination and functionality of systems and improve data use, and continuous quality improvement to ensure quality service delivery, the consortium will improve health outcomes of women, children, adolescents and youth in these supported areas. 

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