Ayachyol, 23, is one of the midwifery students at the Gambella Teachers
The Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP) is a five- year (2020-2025) USAID funded project. Jhpiego leads the implementing consortium which includes Amref Health Africa, Management Sciences for Health, Ethiopian Midwives Association, Ethiopia Medical Association, Ethiopia Association of Anesthetist, and Ethiopian Nursing Association.
The program works with Ethiopian government authorities, including the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Science and Higher Education to strengthen the health workforce and health institutions at all levels. By optimizing the production, performance, and management of the health workforce, the ultimate goal is to help the Government of Ethiopia meet its goal of universal health coverage (UHC) for all its citizens.
The program will explore multisectoral and public-private partnerships, gender-transformative approaches, and evidence-based strategy to address Ethiopia’s health workforce challenges. Over the course of five-years, the program intends to:
The HWIP will contribute to building local capacity to ensure skilled and motivated health workers are strategically and equitably distributed to promote UHC and create healthier, more resilient communities and citizens.