Project #284 | Ethiopia Crisis Response
Our partnership with Medical Teams International
In November 2020, long-rising tensions between the federal government in Ethiopia and the leadership of the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia exploded into military confrontation, resulting in the Prime Minister declaring a State of Emergency and deploying forces to the area. Ongoing violence led more than two million people to flee their homes, seeking safety in other parts of northern Ethiopia or in neighboring parts of eastern Sudan. Despite cessation of active conflict, rates of malnutrition and preventable diseases like measles and cholera remain high, especially among displaced peoples.
One Day’s Wages is partnering with Medical Teams International so that people displaced or affected by conflict can access comprehensive primary health care services. Medical Teams is currently operating in the Tigray, Afar, and Amhara regions of Ethiopia, serving a catchment population of 465,752 people. Our partnership is supporting the deployment of mobile health clinics that offer medications, emergency treatments, reproductive healthcare, safe births, and psychological first aid. In addition, 14 local health clinics and 160 health extension workers are benefitting from capacity-building support in order to re-establish local health infrastructure.
PEOPLE LIVING IN CATCHMENT AREA WHO HAVE ACCESS TO MEDICAL SERVICES
HEALTH CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED TO REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PEOPLE
LOCAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS HAVE INCREASED OBSTETRICS AND NEWBORN CARE SKILLS
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
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