The novel coronavirus is imposing unprecedented health, nutrition, social, and economic risks to the global population. Ethiopia is also being affected, and the continued spread of the virus has the potential to reverse some of the nutritional gains that the country has achieved in the last few years.
Implications of COVID-19 on Nutrition: Lessons Learned and Practical & Innovative Approaches - Perspectives from Civil Society, Government, and Academia - Webinar Summary Notes
Looking Back to Look Forward: Lessons Learned from ENGINE and Growth through Nutrition
The paper below is a summary of key research findings, lessons learned and program/policy recommendations from operation research studies conducted under the Growth through Nutrition and its predecessor ENGINE project. It also highlights some of the ways the project learning, research dissemination and capacity building activities have had a positive outcome of turning “research into action” and summarizes the way forward.
Success Story - Setting an Example for Health Extension Workers Everywhere
In Debark Woreda of North Gondar, Bizuwork Zewdu, a Health Extension Worker, is just one of many who have felt the impact of Grant under Grant, a growth through nutrition initiative. Bizuwork engages actively in securing a better future for her community's nutrition, working with mothers to demonstrate best practices in Deber HEalth post, where she works.
Success Story - Applying new skills to my work and home-lives
When chicken dealer Yassid Wedaje participated in a training by Grant under Grant (a Growth through Nutrition initiative) last year, he had no idea it would impact his family. He has since implemented better nutritional habits in his own home, seeing the improvement in his children.
Success Story - Tomorrow’s success – how a saving group transformed Kemeru Abdela’s life for the better
When Kemeru Abdela became a project beneficiary, she and her husband were living on a meager production and supporting their livelihood by working on her neighbors' farms for additional income in Galama Hebano kebele. Since subsequently joining a saving group - Milkaina Boru (which mean's "tomorrow's success"), and receiving livestock from the project - Kemeru proved that better nutrition and health behaviors are very possible, given the right resources and drive.
Success Story - My Life Inspires My Neighbors
Inspired by her own journey to better health and prosperity, Hawi Tamirat has taken to sharing newfound nutrition knowledge and skills she has gained from the project's Social Behavior Change Communication activities.
Success Story - the husband and wife team working to change their nutrition future
Since Birke Abera's husband Yohanis received awareness about child feeding practices, he has gone out of his way to support his wife where he can and they have learned to discuss and agree on their family's activities. Empowered by this new knowledge, the duo has transformed the fate of their family from being nutritionally vulnerable to capable of providing a healthy and nutritious to their son consistently.
Growth through Nutrition Midterm Evaluation Program Review Report
On the 11th of March, 2020 - Save the Children U.S finalized an internal mid-term evaluation of the project activity's overall performance using a quantitative research study and program review.
Most Vulnerable Households 2020 Follow-Up Survey Results
Growth through Nutrition conducts annual surveys among project supported Most Vulnerable Households (MVHH) to assess the changes brought about by the interventions targeting them, to inform project implementation and to monitor changes in households over time.
Nutrition Policy and Governance in Ethiopia: What Difference Does 5 Years Make?
Manuscript published in Food & Nutrition Bulletin Sept 2020 - Abstract: Two studies, ENGINE (Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities) and Growth through Nutrition, were conducted in the same 4 regions of Ethiopia approximately 5 years apart. A similar protocol using a quantitative and qualitative survey of key informants at the subnational level was used to explore barriers and facilitators for implementation of the country’s national multisector nutrition plan.