JSI, with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funding and a consortium of partners, is implementing the four-year Strengthening Service Delivery Project to support Ethiopia’s primary health care system and deliver high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health, and nutrition (RMNCHN) services.
Over the past 30 years, Ethiopia’s substantial investments in its primary health care system have increased access to health services and improved people’s health status. However, maintaining and building upon the primary health system with integrated and streamlined services remains a challenge.
The Strengthening Service Delivery Project builds upon and leverages previous and current Gates Foundation and other investments to improve the quality of last-mile, supply-side integrated health services that women, newborns, children, and youth need.
JSI, with partners EngenderHealth, Ethiopian Midwives Association, Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia, inSupply Health, ThinkPlace, local universities, and development associations, are strengthening infrastructure through locally-led technical assistance. Together, we are expanding infrastructure improvements to provide higher quality RMNCHN services. Our work also focuses on improving last-mile supply delivery and reducing commodity management gaps.
Through this activity, we are co-creating integrated approaches to support national efforts in human resources for health and last-mile supply chain to accelerate effective health care practices. In all, this opportunity will result in higher quality primary health service delivery and improved RMNCHN outcomes.