Improving Nutritional Status of Pregnant and Lactating Women with Children in Rural Ethiopia (INSPIRE)

Reporting Organization:Save the Children Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 30,000,000
Timeframe: January 22, 2016 - July 1, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Marlen Mondaca
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Save the Children Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ethiopia - $ 30,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (80 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (20 %)

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This project aims to improve the nutritional status of children under the age of five (350,000) and pregnant and lactating women (400,000) in Ethiopia by increasing access to quality nutrition services, nutritious food, and water and sanitation services (250,000 people and 25,000 households). Despite recent progress, malnutrition remains a serious problem in Ethiopia, and many children do not regularly have enough nutritious food to keep them healthy. Malnutrition contributes to about half of all deaths of children under five years old. Activities include: (1) core nutrition interventions (such as nutrition education, malnutrition detection, access to supplementary feeding); and (2) access to nutritious food, including nutrition-sensitive agricultural products (such as vegetables, fruits, milk) and water, hygiene and sanitation.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 457,334
Total Indirect Population: 2,957,000
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25,000 Household-level Activity
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project includes: (1) increased access and utilization of quality nutrition services, including nutrition knowledge of pregnant and lactating women and children under five; (2) increased access and utilization of nutritious food, including nutrition-sensitive agricultural productions, particularly for women and children; and (3) increased access to water and sanitation services, particularly for women and children.

Achieved Results


SDG Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • SDG 2.1.2 Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)
SDG Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG 3.1.1 Maternal mortality ratio
  • SDG 3.2.1 Under‑5 mortality rate
  • SDG 3.2.2 Neonatal mortality rate
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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