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Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program: June 2013 – March 2019


The UN Estimates that by 2050 over 40% of Ethiopians will live in urban settings. The numbers of urban poor in Ethiopia are increasing and improved access to basic health care services is needed to reduce large and increasing inequalities in urban areas. Recognizing this, the FMOH developed the Urban Health Extension Program (UHEP) in 2009 to address the unique and evolving health issues urban populations' face. With funding provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development, JSI launched Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program (SEUHP) in 2013 to promote urban health leadership and to provide capacity building support in 49 cities and towns across seven regions in Ethiopia.

This report presents SEUHP's activities and impact related to strengthening the health system. SEUHP worked across all levels of government and with multiple sectors and partners to enhance the capacity of urban health extension professionals and supervisors. This report for SEUHP covers the 2013-2019 period. JSI/SEUHP, 2018.

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