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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - The Skills Lab Improved Students' Competence of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
“Women and girls travel long distances every day to fetch water, risking their well-being while doing so." These are the words of Yenenesh Abebe, a student of the Water Supply and Sanitation Training Program at Woliso Polytechnic College. She and her classmates acknowledge the role Growth through Nutrition played in the college's teaching-learning process and its effect on their service to the community.
Success Story - Growth through Nutrition Activity’s Internship Program Support Boosts Students’ Practical Learning Experience
The Growth through Nutrition project provides internship opportunities for selected food and nutrition students from four universities in Ethiopia. The program is intended to enhance students’ food and nutrition skill competencies by exposing them to actual work settings.The document describes how one of the project's interns, Kasahun Adane, benefited from both observation and exposure to practice.
Success Story - From Hawassa to Awada Boricha; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Competencies in Disease Prevention
This Success Story explains how Kidist Tadesse, a graduate from Hawassa Poly Technic College in Water Treatment, is the only water quality expert in the Awada Boricha Water Supply Project. However, following an intervention by Growth Through Nutrition, students are now excited about joining the Water Technology Department, given the improvements in essential lab materials and teaching competencies.