When Atsede Seifu first joined the Tekeze Health Post in Welkait Wereda as a Health Extention Worker, she was highly affected by “that intensive sadness and worry of seeing children suffer from malnutrition despite the availability of different food items in their hands or at home.” With this motivation, she set about implementing quality improvement models supported by Growth through Nutrition following her on-the-job training - improving the organized records of the facility's services.
Success Story - Empowered Health Extension Worker Atsede transforms a health facility
Report Summary - Social Behavior Change Communication, Virtual Facilitator Study
The attached document is a summary of the report on a quasi-experimental study Tufts University conducted to evaluate the added value of virtual facilitator as an SBCC approaches to improve IYCF, women diet diversity, women empowerment and WASH practices of Enhance Community Conversation participants in selected project intervention woredas in Amhara (Basoliben Woreda) and Oromia (Becho and Girar Jarso
Success Story - A Family Saved from Dismantling
In a powerful testament to the force of knowledge and empowerment, mother-of-six, Workinesh Teka, details how with support from Growth through Nutrition, she transformed her family from a nutritionally vulnerable household to a thriving family unit, and how her children now consume a diversified diet of vegetables and animal products. She learned negotiation skills, and in doing so, built a stronger relationship with her husband, keeping the family from breaking apart.
Success Story - Two Birds with One Stone
This success story highlights how the Were Babu Magna Farmer's Training Center took advantage of resources provided by Growth through Nutrition to enhance their pond irrigation system and distribute inputs to the local community and other Farmer's Training Centers. The center has also played a vital role in the area diffusing nutrition-sensitive practices through training and cooking demonstration.
7th Project Research and Learning Working Group Meeting Summary notes and Presentations
On February 28, 2020 - Tufts University, a Growth through Nutrition implementing partner, brought together over 40 participants from different nutrition projects to present and discuss two inter-related gender topics. The documents are an outline of the major findings and points shared and the presentations covered during the learning session.
The role of Quality Improvement Initiatives Supported by Growth through Nutrition Activity to Improve Quality of Nutrition Services at PHCUs
Growth through Nutrition (GTN), a 5-year USAID Feed the Future multisectoral nutrition project in Ethiopia, has been providing technical and financial support for quality improvement on nutrition at Primary Health Care Units (PHCUs). The study report summarizes some of the key findings from research conducted by Tufts University (project implementing partner) in collaboration with SCI, on the role of quality improvement initiatives (QI) in improving nutrition interventions at Primary Health Care Units (PHCU).
Success Story - "Our life is no longer a battle for survival"
Burke Amsalu is a mother of four children who struggled to find sustainable income as a local-spirit vendor and laborer in the Horo Guduru Welega Zone. While pregnant with one of her children, she frequently visited the nearby clinic to improve hygiene and nutrition practices for her household.
Success Story - The Teachers Making an Impact on Nutrition Education in Ethiopia
Growth through Nutrition has provided training on Gender Responsive Effective Teaching Skills for 834 instructors at 19 institutions.This success story illustrates how Fekadu Reta's devoted teaching and dedication to nutrition education has been transformed by Growth through Nutrition training at Hawassa University.
Success Story - Connecting Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Curriculum Contents with Community Service
This success story highlights the experience of Beyenu Workinesh and the ways in which integrating nutrition-sensitive agriculture content into undergraduate agriculture curricula has impacted diet and agriculture in the country.
Documentation of First 1000 Days Program Outcomes and Lessons Learned
A report documenting outcomes and lessons learned from Growth through Nutrition's First 1000 Days Program which includes Enhanced Community Conversations and the use of;
1. a multi-media package of SBCC materials;
2. Home visits by Community Change Agents;