World Vision Ethiopia


World Vision (WV) is one of the key health players in Ethiopia with programs contributing to the well-being of more than 3.5 million vulnerable children. WV implements Maternal, Newborn & Child Health programs with the Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders focusing on demand creation, and improving quality health services. Maternal, Newborn & Child Health and Nutrition issues can be attributed primarily to preventable causes that relate to poor maternal and child care practices; inadequate utilization of simple cost-effective and high impact interventions, poor quality of health services and limited skills of health care providers.


  • Only three in 10 (32%) of women had more than 4 Anti-natal care (ANC) visits for their most recent live births. (EDHS, 2016)
  • Nearly 3/4 mothers were not assisted by skilled providers for delivery. (EDHS, 2016)
  • Only 16.5% of women in Ethiopia received postnatal care within two days after delivery. (EDHS, 2016)



Contribute to the accelerated reduction of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality.


Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (MNCH)

Improved service uptake

* Improved community MNCH practices and care-seeking behaviors

* Support early detection of pregnancy and birth

* Increasing utilization of family planning services

Support to quality of services

* Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Cares


* Strengthened supervision and monitoring

* Uninterrupted supply of essential MNCH drugs and life-saving commodities

Reduced disease burden and disability

* Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)

* Malaria Prevention

* Identification, management and rehabilitation of fistula and uterine prolapse


Over the last ten years, World Vision Ethiopia (WVE) enhanced health service coverage

and utilization in rural Ethiopia:

• Constructed and equipped (1 Hospitals, 55 health centers, 257 health posts, 131 additional  maternity blocks);

• Renovated 11 health facilities;

• Provided basic emergency obstetrics equipment and supplies and essential drugs for760 health  facilities;

• Trained 9,451 health professionals on maternal, newborn, child health & nutrition issues;

• De-worming and micronutrient, supplementation was made for more than 278,475 mothers and  children under five;

• Distributed Insecticide-Treated Net for malaria control for more than 3,000,000 mothers and children.

As a result:

* WVE impacted the lives of 4,555,800 mothers and under-five children directly and 13,306,000

  community members indirectly.