WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE – IMPORTANT COMPONENTS OF CPAR’S WORK TO BUILD HEALTHY COMMUNITIES IN AFRICA.
“Water and Sanitation is one of the primary drivers of public health. I often refer to it as “Health 101”, which means that once we can secure access to clean water and to adequate sanitation facilities for all people, irrespective of the difference in their living conditions, a huge battle against all kinds of diseases will be won.”
Dr. Lee Jong-wook,
past Director-General of the World Health Organization
Sowing improved seeds for food security.
W/ro Yejanie Mango (43), a mother of three children, lives in Kido Kebele, Dibate District. Her family’s livelihood is entirely dependent on traditional subsistence farming and for years she struggled to produce enough food.
IMPROVING MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH CARE IN AFRICA
In the next five minutes....
3 women will lose their lives to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, 60 others will suffer debilitating injuries and infection due to the same causes, and 70 children will die, nearly 30 of them newborn babies. Countless other babies will be stillborn or suffer potentially long-term consequences of being born prematurely. The vast majority of these deaths and disabilities are preventable.
- Countdown to 2015, Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival (2012)
In order to increase crop production and productivity, CPAR-Ethiopia has been distributing various improved seed technologies to the farming communities in Were Jarso district since 2010.
Improved wheat, teff, maize, potato, and chickpeas were the major seed types distributed and demonstrated at field level by Farmer Field School groups. The performance of these seed technologies were found successful and generally demonstrated a yield advantage of more than two folds over the local varieties.