The United Nations Population Fund
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person's potential is fulfilled.
Since UNFPA started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.
In Ethiopia, UNFPA's priorities are to:
- - (a) Improve the health of the population through the provision of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, including maternal and newborn care and child health care; and (b) halt and reverse the spread of major communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
- - (a) Improve the national statistical system for evidence-based policy and programme formulation and decision-making and for efficient and effective governance; and (b) strengthen the interaction between population and development
- - Ensure that women actively participate in, and benefit equally from, political, social and economic development, including efforts to halt harmful traditional practices
UNFPA has been a long-time supporter of DKT Ethiopia, providing financial assistance to The Wise-Up Program (Wise-Up) and Higher Education Institutes (HEI) Initiative (better known by its public name, Temarinet) as well as other activities.