Improving Adolescent Reproductive Health and Nutrition Through Structural Solutions in West Hararghe Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia Abdiboru Project Final

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Addis Continental Institute of Public Health,Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,CARE

The objective of the project was to empower girls in rural West Hararghe, Ethiopia, through improved reproductive health, nutrition, and education. Ethiopia is characterized by a high level of early marriage. For many girls, early marriage results in them moving to their husband’s household, where they are socially isolated, work long hours, and have little to say about decisions affecting them. The future well-being of girls is dependent on keeping girls in school. Ethiopia has made great progress on its commitment to keep girls in school. However, it has been challenging to achieve high levels of secondary schooling for girls in rural areas. Early marriage, nutritional status, schooling, and overall girls’ empowerment are interrelated matters where one affects the other in a significant way. The main driver of girls’ reproductive, maternal, and nutritional health and educational opportunities is the structural context in which girls live.

This evaluation is divided into three parts: qualitative, quantitative and triangulation final reports.

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