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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 166 M
  • GDP (current in $) 378
  • Stunting rates 34%
  • <5 mortality rate 30.8

Our reach in Ethiopia

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

Team Ethiopia

Manaye Seyoum Country Director Ethiopia
Meseret Yetubi Programme Manager and Consortium Lead
Ayichalim Goshu Advocacy and Influencing Specialist
Askalemariam Adugna Finance and Admin Manager
Max Heeg Healthy Village Development Officer
Gizachew Mulu Nutrition Specialist
Abebe Aragaw Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Hana Mulugeta Office Assistant
Elleni Girma Admin assistant

Ethiopia news

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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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