Archives June 2020

Emergency Health and Nutrition Response Project

Donor: Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) Through OCHA

Project Type: Emergency

Location: Shilabo, Dobawayn, Denan and Gursum.

Project About: The main objective of the project is to improve health and nutrition status and reduce morbidity and mortality of all age groups particularly the vulnerable groups like infants, children under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women in drought and conflict-affected target woreda of Somali Region, Ethiopia. Likewise, the project will give particular emphasis on the current COVID-19 pandemic prevention measure to contain the spread of the virus. The project beneficiaries are 61,928 beneficiaries (including 22 IDPs sites with 3,855 H.Hs)

The project will prevent, detect and treat vulnerable communities though MHNT services provision, Facility and community-based surveillance, health worker /health extension workers capacity building, case management, outbreak support, mass vaccination of illegible children and reproductive age group and acute malnutrition through Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) including Therapeutic Feeding Program (TFP) and Targeted Supplementary Feeding (TSFP) for moderately malnourished children of 6 to 59 months old and malnourished PLW.

The project will support the nutrition screening of all children 6-59 months, Provision of CMAM training in a short session using prevention and control measures of COVID19 for service providers for the new guideline, Support the treatment of SAM with/ without medical complications in children between 6-59 months in the OTP and SC sites, Support OTP and SC sites for referral cases, support TSFP and OTP commodities to end-users, provision of food for mothers/caretakers of children in stabilization centers (SCs), provision of TSFP service for children 6-59 and PLW with moderate acute malnutrition, support the optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCF-E) practices for infants and young children under 24 months and support the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and continuum of care. Mainstreaming of Gender and Protection activities will be also included. In line with the 2020 Ethiopian Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), the proposed project will deliver a full-spectrum of emergency health and nutrition intervention including prevention, treatment, management, community mobilization and case identification to achieve and sustain the project impact. Exceptionally vulnerable women and children in drought-affected and conflict-induced communities.

Safe, Protective and Quality primary education for emergency affected children in Somali regions

This project aims to ensure that children in Liben and Siti zones of Somali region whose schooling were interrupted by emergencies are provided with the opportunity to continue with their education. In Somali region, NRC will implement in Siti zones while Organization for Welfare and Development in Action (OWDA), NRCs downstream partner will implement in Liben zone. Besides  The activities are designed to address the needs of learners, teachers and parents during and after the emergency as detailed below.

If the schools remain closed, the project will;
• Procure and distribute solar radios in areas where households do not have radios
• In collaboration with the Somali REB, rent local radio channels and broadcast primary education programs

When the schools reopen, the project will;
• Equip schools with the necessary supplies to meet the school reopening procedures (handwashing, cleaning supplies etc.) and issue guidance for school directors and teachers on the implementation of the safe school operations
• Commence a back to school campaign to maximize retention after the school closures.
• Establish School and Woradas level Rapid Response Teams and make continuous follow up on school community situations and take relevant measures considering COVID19 health procedures & standards.
• Liaise with health extension workers to train teachers on a simplified case definition and alert notification procedures including registration and reporting about the symptoms of COVID 19.
• Train teachers on Psychosocial Support Skills (PSS) psychosocial support in the geographic areas affected by the virus.
• Translate, print and distribute key information on COVID19, e.g. posters for schools and the COVID 19 school guideline.

Emergency Health and Nutrition Response Project

Donor: Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) Through OCHA

Project Type: Emergency

Location: Shilabo, Dobawayn, Denan and Gursum.

Project About: The main objective of the project is to improve health and nutrition status and reduce morbidity and mortality of all age groups particularly the vulnerable groups like infants, children under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women in drought and conflict-affected target woreda of Somali Region, Ethiopia. Likewise, the project will give particular emphasis on the current COVID-19 pandemic prevention measure to contain the spread of the virus. The project beneficiaries are 61,928 beneficiaries (including 22 IDPs sites with 3,855 H.Hs)

The project will prevent, detect and treat vulnerable communities though MHNT services provision, Facility and community-based surveillance, health worker /health extension workers capacity building, case management, outbreak support, mass vaccination of illegible children and reproductive age group and acute malnutrition through Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) including Therapeutic Feeding Program (TFP) and Targeted Supplementary Feeding (TSFP) for moderately malnourished children of 6 to 59 months old and malnourished PLW.

The project will support the nutrition screening of all children 6-59 months, Provision of CMAM training in a short session using prevention and control measures of COVID19 for service providers for the new guideline, Support the treatment of SAM with/ without medical complications in children between 6-59 months in the OTP and SC sites, Support OTP and SC sites for referral cases, support TSFP and OTP commodities to end-users, provision of food for mothers/caretakers of children in stabilization centers (SCs), provision of TSFP service for children 6-59 and PLW with moderate acute malnutrition, support the optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCF-E) practices for infants and young children under 24 months and support the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and continuum of care. Mainstreaming of Gender and Protection activities will be also included. In line with the 2020 Ethiopian Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), the proposed project will deliver a full-spectrum of emergency health and nutrition intervention including prevention, treatment, management, community mobilization and case identification to achieve and sustain the project impact. Exceptionally vulnerable women and children in drought-affected and conflict-induced communities.