Amref Health Africa works to improve Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, Adolescent and Youth Health (RMNCAYH) in line with the Government of Ethiopia’s priority agenda of meeting health quality and equity challenges reflected in the Health Sector Transformation Plan.
The RMNCAYH program is the largest in our portfolio. Our interventions engage communities to increase health-seeking behavior towards maternal, child and youth health through targeted social behavior change communication strategies.
We apply a structural approach to our progamme by working with health systems to strengthen their capacity through in-service and pre-service clinical training, as well as on-site mentorship support for health service providers, and increasing the availability of quality services and health infrastructure at the lower level of the health delivery system. By engaging in leadership, management and governance training, we aim to improve the capacity of those at the forefront of RMNCAYH programming.
Amref Health Africa gives significant attention to addressing sexual reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence, including teenage pregnancy, harmful traditional practices and early marriage. By applying an integrated, multi-sectoral approach, our interventions are comprehensive and targeted to optimally improve the health status of women, children, and youth.