Maternal and child health and nutrition
This programme aims to contribute towards reduced morbidity and mortality of mothers and children from major preventable causes. Our work focuses on promoting family planning, antenatal care, delivering at the health facility & postnatal care, fighting HIV/AIDS in most affected areas, combating cervical and breast cancers, promoting sanitation & hygiene, prevention & control of major childhood illnesses, and promoting nutrition, particularly in the first 1000 days of life. A healthier community will be able to contribute to development, including climate-smart eco-tourism and conservation.
Climate-smart eco-tourism and conservation
The programme aspires to reduce biodiversity loss, develop and promote ecotourism for sustainable livelihood. A more sustainable environment will offer opportunities to improve lifestyle – greater participation in physical activity and sport, access to nutritious food, water supply, clean air to prevent and control diseases and create socio-economic development such as agri-businesses.
By addressing these two critical areas, our foundation contributes to reduced poverty, improved health, and a sustained environment for current and future generations.
Our strategic pillars
Three strategic pillars anchor our activities:
Geographic focus areas
Our work in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa will be scaled up in a phased manner.
In the first phase, we will intervene in Ethiopia in areas with the highest perceived needs where our Foundation could add value. These areas include communities and national parks in Afar, Benishangul Gumuz, and Gambella regional states, and South Omo zone, and Konta special woreda of South Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Regional State of Ethiopia. These areas have the highest health disparities as shown in the report of the 2016 Ethiopian Health and Demographic Survey.