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How Women In Ethiopia Empower Communities Through Nutrition

At a small health post in the village of Mirab, Ethiopia, a bright-eyed, chubby-cheeked infant named Bontu is placed on a scale. His mother looks on proudly as Aynalem, a Health Extension Worker who seems to take equal pride in Bontu's wellbeing, records his healthy measurements. Despite living in one of the most drought-prone and food insecure regions in Ethiopia, Bontu is growing into a healthy, well-nourished child.

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Delivery of Healthcare Services Up Three Fold in Ethiopia – Government

The number of Ethiopians receiving medical services at health service delivery institutions has reached 75 percent over the past decade, reports Ethiopian News Agency. The Ethiopian Ministry revealed that the number of outpatients who received medical treatment before ten year ago has jumped from 20 million to 75 million at present.

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Maximizing a comprehensive participation of women

 

Former South African president Nelson Mandela emphasized that, “Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression". But, to the contrary, it was so hard for women to come to stage and participate in the country's political, economic and social affairs in the previous regimes. Women were coerced to face both impositions.

 

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