Webinar: Key Health, Nutrition and Agricultural Services in the face of COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Lessons Learned

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 COVID-19 pandemic is also expected to have short and long-term impacts on Ethiopian agriculture and its extension systems, causing setbacks in efforts to improve local food security. In light of this, recent research has been conducted by Growth through Nutrition Activity and IFPRI to specifically assess impacts and to inform ongoing and future support and recovery of critical services.  Please join us for a webinar hosted by Tufts University in collaboration with Save the Children, presenting and discussing some of the key findings from two recent studies investigating significant changes in the health and agricultural sectors before and after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changes in key health, nutrition and agricultural service provision and mitigation strategies in Growth through Nutrition-supported woredas in Ethiopia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Presented by: Dr. Abdulhalik Workicho, Program Manager, Growth through Nutrition Activity, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Changes in time use of front-line health workers before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in rural Ethiopia

Presented by: Prof. John Hoddinott, Professor of Food & Nutrition Economics and Policy, Cornell University  

Moderator: Rahel Gizaw - Sr. Learning Advisor, Growth through Nutrition Activity, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy 


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Speaker Bios

Abdulhalik Workicho, PhD

Dr. Abdulhalik Workicho has a BSc degree in Public Health from Hawassa University, an MPH degree in Epidemiology from Jimma University, and a doctoral degree from Ghent University in Belgium. Dr. Abdulhalik was a faculty member at Jimma University for more than eight years, most recently as Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. He taught basic and advanced epidemiology and research methodology for graduate and undergraduate students. Currently, he serves as the Research Manager for the Growth through Nutrition project for Tufts University. He leads the design, implementation, and analysis of project research studies and authors study reports and manuscripts. He has published more than 25 research articles in peer reviewed journals.

Prof. John Hoddinott 

John Hoddinott is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food & Nutrition Economics and Policy at Cornell University. Before joining Cornell in 2015, he was a Deputy Division Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of poverty, hunger and undernutrition in developing countries. John has ongoing research work in three countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Guatemala. The Bangladesh and Ethiopian studies focus on agriculture, social protection, food security and nutrition. These are a mix of prospective cohort and randomized control trials.

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