The Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP) supports the Government of Ethiopia’s Health Extension Program (HEP) and reaches over 32 million people—40% of the Ethiopian population—in 300 districts. Through assistance to over 13,000 health extension workers (HEWs) and thousands of community volunteers, USAID supports the delivery of key maternal, neonatal and child health services at the community level. These services include:
Improve family health, especially for mothers, newborns, and children.
IFHP emphasizes a continuum of care approach at household/family, community and health facility levels through the provision of selected evidence-based and high-impact packages of services. This project plays an integral role in assisting the Ministry of Health to develop and change national policies, such as the use of antibiotics at the community level. The project supports the Government of Ethiopia in its Health Sector Development Plan and enhancing the Government’s management capacity as decentralization continues, leaving behind a well-functioning health system. By increasing the quality of health workers at the primary health care level and increasing demand for quality services, IFHP improves health behaviors and utilization of services. Additionally, IFHP also strengthens the promotion of essential nutrition actions with a strong focus on behavior change at both the community and facility level.
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