World Population Day
Posted by Francesca Rutherford on Tuesday 11th July 2017
With the world population estimated to reach nearly 10billion in 2050, World Population Day aims to draw attention to the added pressures and challenges an ever increasing population will cause across the globe. Ethiopia is one of the most populous countries in Africa and has one of the fastest growing populations on the continent; as such the country faces increasing challenges in adequately providing for its people.
The United Nations Population Fund has identified sexual health education, maternal health and gender equality as issues which require particular improvement in the coming decades.
Ethiopiaid work to support all three of these aims. We work closely with partners to provide women with pre- and post-natal care. We support the training of the next generation midwives and healthcare workers who will go out and support women in their communities. We work closely with partners who educate girls, boys, women and men about sexual health, with the hope of removing some of the stigma that surrounds these issues in much of Ethiopia. We work hard with our partners providing education for all, regardless of gender, background or ability.
We hope that through our work society will be more equal for all.
You can read more about the partners we support and the amazing work they do here.