The final report for the Ethiopia FP/RH information needs assessment and Network Mapping (Net-Map) study is now available. A dissemination meeting was also held in May in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during which nearly 50 decision makers, program managers, and others who work on FP/RH and related health topics in Ethiopia gathered to discuss results of the study.
Ethiopia Family Planning/Reproductive Health Information Needs Assessment and Network Mapping: Final Report
Attendees included representatives from more than 25 different organizations, including the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MOH), the World Bank, international NGOs with offices in Ethiopia (e.g., Ipas, Pathfinder, FHI 360), as well as a number of Ethiopian NGOs (e.g., Redeem the Generation). Many of these same organizations participated in the study, so this was a good opportunity to add any missing information and to ensure that our recommendations captured the realities on the ground. It was my pleasure to run this workshop along with our lead research consultant, Dr. Samson Hailegiorgis. The goals of the half-day workshop were to present our findings, seek feedback from workshop participants, and to discuss knowledge management (KM) solutions that could help improve reach, usefulness, and use of health information and strengthen capacity in Ethiopia.