Community led maternal and newborn health in Dollo Zone Somali Region

OWDA in partnership with Women’s Hope International (WHI) has been implementing community led maternal and newborn health Danod and Daratole districts of Dollo zone Somali region Ethiopia. Since 2004, OWDA is implementing maternal and newborn in Somali region with its Longstanding experience in reproductive and maternal health, Staff with long-standing field experience, Long-term commitment that goes beyond a project, commitment to a community empowerment based approach in development and willingness to learn and adapt working with pastoralists in a highly vulnerable, crisis-prone context.

The proposed project aims to decrease the maternal and newborn mortality rate significantly in two Districts (Woradas) of the Dollo Zone in the Somali Region. Towards this goal, the project will facilitate improved access, demand and use of good quality MNH services supported and governed by the community.  In order to achieve the above, the project aims for the following results: 

  1. Communities are mobilized and take the lead in governing MNH facilities and projects. Access is improved.
  2. Pregnant women have increased demand and higher use of MNH services.
  3. The government health services are providing good quality MNH services.