Center for National Health Development in Ethiopia (CNHDE)
The Center for National Health Development in Ethiopia (CNHDE), supports efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in Ethiopia. It provides technical support for the implementation and evaluation of the Health Extension Program (HEP) in Ethiopia, and manages both the Malaria Quick Impact Initiative for Africa and the Millennium Villages Project in Ethiopia.
CNHDE conducted an impact assessment of the Health Extension Program of the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. HEP is a government run, community-based primary health care delivery system that works to provide universal coverage of the rural population – 85% of Ethiopia’s total population – with essential health promotion and preventive services. HEP reaches communities in remote areas of the country where traditional health services provided by the government are non-existent. CNHDE conducted different surveys. The main objective of the evaluation survey was to generate critical information for policy-makers and program managers working in health in the country. The evaluation showed a significant improvement in health outcome measures over the period, particularly in access to sanitation and malaria prevention.
CNHDE in the Millennium Villages
CNHDE coordinates malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTD) control programs in the Millennium Villages (MV). In partnership with the NTD program, CNHDE develops protocols and guidelines for epidemiological and entomological surveys, diagnoses and treatment of malaria cases, de-worming of school children, promotes use of insecticide-treated bed nets, and application of indoor insecticide in the MVs.