Over the last few decades, Ethiopia has made significant improvement in reducing maternal and child-related deaths. This improvement is a result of its well-coordinated, extensive efforts and intensive investment in primary care by Ethiopia’s government, partners, and community through its primary health care units.
To support the efforts of the Ethiopian government, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) created the five-year USAID Transform: Primary Health Care Activity, awarded in 2017.
This brief presents the grants’ objectives, types, mechanism of awards, management life cycle, achievements to date, and lessons learned to broadly communicate the Activity’s grant arrangement to different stakeholders in the health system—including donors and partner organizations. Communicating the grant arrangement to stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health and donors, will help others understand the grant mechanism’s uniqueness and effectiveness; it’s creation of new capacities at the district level; it’s successful results; and potential for scale-up in future grants.