As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact health and economics at a global level in both large and small ways, strong efforts have been made in Ethiopia to better understand the specific impacts on the health, nutrition and agricultural sectors. Even before the emergence of COVID-19, high-quality and timely healthcare services were often unavailable, inaccessible or unaffordable for a large part of the population.
The United Nations is convening a Food Systems Summit in September 2021, bringing together Heads of State, Country Delegates, policy officials and a range of other stakeholders. A major goal of the Summit will be the identification of strategies to effectively transform food systems to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The novel coronavirus is imposing unprecedented health, nutrition, social, and economic risks to the global population. Ethiopia is also being affected; while the number of daily COVID-19 cases has decreased since the peak in August, the virus continues to spread, threatening to reverse some of the nutritional gains that the country has achieved in the last few years. Joint efforts by key stakeholders to help support the Ethiopian government’s strong commitment to preparedness and response are critical to combatting the epidemic.
Tufts University an implementing partner of Growth through Nutrition, USAID’s 5-year flagship mutlisectoral nutrition project, in collaboration with The Chair of the National Nutrition Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Steering Committee, EPHI hosted the 5th Nutrition, Agriculture and WASH Project Research and Learning Working Group meeting on Friday July 12, 2019 at KZ Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
As the project approached its midterm, Save the Children hosted a workshop to highlight how the Growth through Nutrition Activity is working with the Government of Ethiopia and partners to reduce stunting through multi-sectoral and innovative approaches. See here for more information about the event.
Results for Development (R4D) Nutrition Managing Director, Augustin Flory, visited Ethiopia in early April and met with him on the 4th of April 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Jupiter International Hotel in Addis Ababa to discuss sustainable nutrition financing.
The College of Health Sciences and College of Agriculture at Debre Markos University hosted the 1st Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Nexus Conference on the theme of “Multi-Sectoral Roles in Nutrition Interventions”