USAID Transform Health in Developing Regions (USAID Transform HDR) project, a five-year program, aims at reducing mortality and morbidity among mothers and under-five children in the Developing Regional States (DRS): Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella and Somali Regions. The Government of Ethiopia's Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP) presents ambitious goals for Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD)-related health impacts such as reduction of Maternal Mortality from an estimated 420 to 199 per 100,000 live births; Under-five Mortality Rate from 68 to 30 per 1,000 live births; Infant Mortality from 47 to 20 per 1,000 live births; and Neonatal Mortality from 29 to 10 per 1,000 live births.
This will be accomplished through increasing access to integrated quality high impact maternal, newborn, child health (MNCH) and family planning (FP) services, improving health seeking behaviors enhanced by reducing gender inequalities, improving evidence-based decision making, program learning; and with the overall goal of strengthening DRS health systems. The project is implemented by a consortium of organizations including Project HOPE. The project will build on existing government structures and prioritizes areas with the lowest level of MNCH/FP indicators to implement a phased approach in scaling up high-impact MNCH/FP intervention encompassing 58 woredas, 15 hospitals, 162 Health Centers and 847 Health centers.
Project HOPE primarily leads the neonatal and child health component of the project as well as establishment of centers for Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) interventions and will leverage its Gift In Kind and Volunteer programs and coordinate with local professional associations to ensure effective program implementation. To this effect, Project HOPE is interested to work with highly qualified medical volunteers in the areas obstetrics, neonatology and pediatrics, and anesthesiology for further skills transfer, hands on mentorship in close collaboration with local professional societies.
Accommodation and Volunteer Information:
Accommodations, meals, and ground transportation is covered by Project HOPE. Cost of the roundtrip flight will be incurred by the volunteer.
Minimum of 2 weeks to serve up to 3-6 months
We are seeking professionals with speciality in:
- Physicians in obstetrics and neonatology
Experience traveling and/or serving in developing nations