Nutrition of sensitive groups will be most affected by COVID-19
Thu, 11/05/2020 - 08:10

On Wednesday, the 30th of September, 2020, Growth through Nutrition and Tufts University hosted an online webinar to discuss the short- and long-term implications of the COVID-19 epidemic and response on nutrition and quality nutrition services. The event aimed to demonstrate key lessons and innovations from Ethiopia and beyond in responding to COVID and featured panelists from civil society, government, and academia sectors.

GuG Focal Person for Ebinat showing livestock used for increased milk production
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 07:11

Grant under Grant is a Growth through Nutrition initiative to develop the sustained capacity of local governments to address and claim ownership of the maternal and child nutrition needs in their respective woredas. Launched in project Year IV, Grant under Grant is a fixed-amount award pilot program that has committed over nine million Birr under three grants in three woredas that largely focus on system strengthening of local governments to initiate and sustain innovative means for the production and consumption of nutritionally dense foods.

A health post in North Gondar, Amhara Region
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 02:13

Despite an early implementation of strict prevention measures, COVID-19 continues to spread in various parts of Ethiopia. While the current battle to keep the rate of infection low continues, this is not a guarantee of immunity either from the virus nor its impact on the economic, social, political, and cultural dynamics of the population.

Tigray Regional Team join the meeting virtually
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 02:16

The Growth through Nutrition Activity team came together for the fourth annual review and planning session between the 14th and 16th of August. The meeting, which took place virtually over the Microsoft Teams platform, brought together the project’s senior leadership, thematic advisors, partners and regional teams for lively discussions reflecting on the activities, challenges, successes and lessons of the almost complete project year and planning for the upcoming (and for some partners, final) project year.

7th Project Research and Learning Working Group Meeting
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 12:19

On the 28th of February, 2020 –Tufts University, in collaboration with Save the Children, brought together more than forty nutrition focal persons for the 7th Project Research and Learning Working Group Meeting to discuss two gender interrelated topics.

USAID and Save the Children team visit Health Care Unit
Fri, 10/18/2019 - 02:03

On September 24th, 2019, USAID Ethiopia’s new Mission Director, Sean Jones, visited Growth through Nutrition sites in Lume Woreda, East Oromia Region accompanied by a team of USAID and Save the Children staff. The visit was primarily aimed at introducing the project’s implementation at the community level.

6th Project Research and Learning Meeting
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:04

The 6th project research and learning meeting took place on Friday, the 27th of September 2019, at the Sapphire Hotel, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting brought together around 20 participants from nutrition and WASH projects to discuss the findings from the recent SCI WASH research conducted on behalf of USAID. The findings are expected to inform the revision of USAID’s WASH and Nutrition guidelines anticipated to be finalized in Spring 2020. The presentations were followed by a question and answer session and discussion.

Presentation of EDHS 2019
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 10:14

The Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) has been conducted about every five years since 2000 in Ethiopia to measure health, nutrition status, and population. The survey’s results are vital in maintaining awareness of both national and regional health and nutrition indicators.

Chief of Party Dan Abbott closes WASH Strategy Meeting
Tue, 09/10/2019 - 02:07

Developing and implementing the WASH products promotional strategy for Growth through Nutrition is a critical step forward toward increase community access to WASH products. The recent Population Services International (PSI) and Save the Children’s (SCI) learning visits in North Oromia, East and West Amhara, indicated the inadequate use of Growth through Nutrition existing platforms, i.e.  Enhanced community conversations (ECCs), saving groups, WASHCOs etc., for WASH products’ promotion.

Alemayehu Tegegne demonstrating WASH activities
Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:05

From the 6th-9th of August 2019, Save the Children (SCI) organized the Fourth Annual Review and Planning workshop for Feed the Future Ethiopia Growth through Nutrition Activity at Sodere Resort Hotel in Adama. The workshop brought together team members from SCI, partner organizations and local NGOs and served as a platform for team-building activities.

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