Hasna Ahmed waits to be examined at the Worer Health Centre, near Undada Village, in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. Hasna is five months pregnant. ©UNICEF/Holt

Goal: scale up RMNCH services including the increasing access and demand for FP services, and scale up community-based newborn care

Initial support through a national commodity-focused plan in 2013 helped the Ministry of Health and its partners to scale up reproductive health services and start rolling out the Community Based New-born Care initiative (CBNC).

To improve reproductive health services, three family planning commodities – female condom, contraceptive implant and emergency contraception – were made available and used in 80 per cent of public health facilities. Ethiopia also worked to enhance the demand for these commodities by distributing IEC materials, use of media and building capacity of users and journalists. Over 3,000 health extension workers were trained on Implanon insertion and removal.

To scale up CBNC services, the country distributed Amoxicillin dispersible tablets and injectable gentamycin with related commodities for treating newborn sepsis in over 13,000 health posts in Oromia, Amhara, SNNPR and Tigray, where Community Based Newborn Care is being implemented. With additional support in 2014 and 2015 through a RMNCH Country Engagement Process, the country scaled-up comprehensive CBNC services in selected hard-to-reach regions through building capacity of service providers and procuring newborn commodities.

These were made available to 100 health posts in four regions. Over 400 health centres and 20 hospitals were provided with selected commodities including injectable antibiotics to improve quality referral and ensure continuum of care.

The graph below summarizes the country context and the  achievements to date with the support that the country has received.


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Track Results

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