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Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies of the world, with an average annual growth of 10% for the last decade. Over half of its 117 million people are youth.

Despite rapid economic growth, childhood undernutrition, poverty and lack of basis services remain a challenge for many families. Even today, nearly 43 million children in Ethiopia are stunted.

We established an office in 2019, with the ambition to ramp up to national level impact, mainstreaming our approach by working with government and partners.

Photo credit: Plan International Netherlands

  • Total population 115 M
  • GDP (current in $) 107.6 BN
  • Stunting rates 36.8%
  • <5 mortality rate 50.7

Our reach in Ethiopia

  • Government ministries involved 3
  • People reached 400,000
  • Children under five reached 250,000

Team Ethiopia

Meseret Yetubi Programme Manager and Consortium Lead
Ayichalim Goshu Advocacy and Influencing Specialist
Askalemariam Adugna Finance and Admin Manager
Gizachew Mulu Nutrition Specialist
Hana Mulugeta Office Assistant
Simeneh Shiferaw WASH specialist
Assefa Belay Entrepreneurship and Marketing Specialist
Nathnael Wassie Food Security and Climate Change Specialist
Elleni Girma Admin assistant

Ethiopia news

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Climate Resilience

Learning workshop Ethiopia

At the beginning of November 2023, we hosted our first learning workshop on Climate Change Resilience in Ethiopia, together with Plan International. Read our learnings here!

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Impact Report 2022

Strengthening systems

We are very happy to share our Impact Report 2022 with you! In this report we explain why and how our approach to child health works.

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Progress monitoring

Healthy Village Ethiopia

Recently, our Data and Monitoring expert Remco Geervliet visited our programme areas in Ethiopia, joining the Ethiopia team and partner organisations in a joint supportive supervision visit.

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Max Foundation

Autumn Newsletter

Read all about the South2 South learning sessions we've been having for our Healthy Village Approach, updates on some of the events we presented at over the summer, an introduction to the full team in Ethiopia, and more.

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Official launch of

Healthy Village Ethiopia

After signing the agreements, Max Foundation Ethiopia and Plan International now officially launched the Healthy Village Programme in Ethiopia on the 29th of May!

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Healthy Village Ethiopia

Find the official announcement of the Healhty Village Programme Ethiopia developed by Max Foundation and Plan International Netherlands here.

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