Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. GE Crotonville's Executive Education (EDC) is partnering with Jhpiego to support their mission.


Jhpiego began working in Ethiopia in 2003 with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Initially, CDC-supported activities focused on implementing infection prevention practices at hospitals, but subsequently grew over a seven-year period to include a series of interventions focusing on the HIV epidemic. In addition, from 2007 to 2009 under the ACCESS Program, Jhpiego partnered with the Carter Center to create enabling environments for health officer trainees in maternal and newborn care, and worked to build the capacity of health extension workers to provide essential maternal and newborn care.

Jhpiego continues to expand its partnerships in Ethiopia to build the capacity of local institutions, including the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office, to respond to the country’s health needs. Jhpiego currently works with a diverse funding base to support the FMOH and other partners to address the dual challenges of HIV/AIDS and maternal and newborn mortality through the following programs:
  • Improving health outcomes in Ethiopia by strengthening the human resources management system to improve and monitor the quality of education, deployment and continued professional development of health care providers

  • Strengthening facility-based provision of basic essential and emergency obstetric and newborn care in collaboration with the Ethiopian Midwifery Association and with funding from UNICEF

  • Reducing maternal mortality under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Providing technical support in HIV treatment, care and prevention as a sub-partner to Johns Hopkins University under the CDC-funded Technical Support for the Ethiopian HIV/AIDS Antiretroviral Therapy Initiative

  • Strengthening Human Resources for Health through Continuing Education of Health Workers, funded by CDC

  • Empowering a New Generation to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunities, funded by USAID

In addition to the funding partners described above, Jhpiego works with a variety of international organizations and local governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Ethiopia.

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