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Parliamentarians become part of the solution to malnutrition in Ethiopia

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In April 2017, around 80 Members of the Ethiopian Parliament were sensitized on the malnutrition situation across the country, the current nutrition policy and programmatic environment and the roles they can play to tackle the problem.

The Federal Ministry of Health-led sensitization workshop was held for three days in Adama town of the Oromia Regional State with the support of Save the Children, which also provides technical and financial support through the Irish Aid funded Ethiopia Civil Society Coalition for Scaling Up Nutrition and its Gates Foundation advocacy project.


We now have you Members of the Parliament to back us in our efforts to fight against malnutrition throughout the country.”

Dr. Efrem Tekle, Directorate Director of Maternal and Child Heath, Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.


 

According to an article shared by Kenaw Gebreselassie, Ethiopia Civil Society Coalition for Scaling up Nutrition [ECSC-SUN), the sensitization event was fruitful in getting participant Members of the Parliament to be well aware of the scale of malnutrition problem in Ethiopia, the hurdles to address it and their roles to be part of the solution.

Read the report: Save the Children in Ethiopia By Kenaw Gebreselassie, Ethiopia Civil Society Coalition for Scaling up Nutrition [ECSC-SUN),

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  • Tena Admassu, Senior Programme Associate -nutrition & social safety net, WFP , Dire Dawa sub office, Ethiopia. | May 18, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Well done and good initiative to tackle the malnutrition problem of Ethiopia. Save the Children and other NGOs/UN agencies need to strengthen advocating GoE to speed up to have nutrition policy of Ethiopia and then proceeding to implementation.