Our research in Ethiopia will generate evidence on health system resilience to shocks, supporting the ongoing design and implementation of government, DFID, and other stakeholder programmes.
Droughts, floods, disease outbreaks, and internal displacement present significant, recurring public health shocks that affect millions of people in Ethiopia every year. As the country’s rural population relies on rain-fed agriculture, droughts and floods can have a particularly significant impact, and contribute to severe food crises.
In response, the Ethiopian government has placed disaster management as a key national priority. The Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopian Public Health Institute and other stakeholders are working to overcome public health emergencies through strengthening the preparedness and response capacity of key public and social services.
Download the Maintains in Ethiopia PDF to read an overview of our work there.
Maintains is partnering with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute and Federal Ministry of Health and is working closely with DFID and other development partners. The research will build on and enhance existing evidence and address knowledge gaps.