Project profile — Improving Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and Nutrition in Ethiopia


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2018-08-14 - 2023-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Ethiopia (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (40.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (16.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (44.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and nutritional status of adolescents, particularly adolescent girls. The project includes activities to support the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education in improving access to quality adolescent-specific reproductive health and nutrition knowledge and services within the health systems, schools and communities in food-insecure districts of Ethiopia. Project activities include: (1) training health workers to provide greater adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health and nutrition services; (2) providing iron folate supplements to adolescent girls and biannual de-worming services to adolescents in and out-of-school; (3) establishing adolescent-friendly spaces within communities to reach out-of-school adolescent girls on nutrition and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) practices and services; and (4) upgrading and rehabilitating girl-friendly sanitary facilities in schools. The project aims to reach 4,000,000 adolescents, mostly adolescent girls.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to and utilization of adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health and nutrition services; (2) improved sexual and reproductive health and nutrition practices by adolescents, particularly girls; and (3) enhanced capacity of schools for efficient and effective delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene services that respond to the needs of girls.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of May 2023 include: (1) trained 7,529 health care service providers to provide adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health and nutrition services; (2) provided 258,348 adolescent girls with iron folate supplementation in schools; (3) provided 4,724,521 adolescent boys and girls in and out of school with biannual de-worming services; (4) reached 4,360 out-of-school girls through safe spaces; (5) distributed 48,000 sanitary pads to schools for adolescent girls; and (6) 34,400 adolescents (17,600 girls and 16,800 boys) benefited from interactive educational campaigns on menstrual health and hygiene in schools and communities.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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