Responding to COVID-19

(2020 – 2021) 


AIHA launched this project in Ethiopia with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project supported the Government of Ethiopia’s (GOE) efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In this project, AIHA played a key role in coordinating the transactional and logistical elements of the GOE’s response to COVID-19 across a range of requests that were responsive to GoE’s needs around informed decision making among communities, strengthening the emergency response capacity, and strengthening analytical capacity to enhance preparedness.  

The effort was supported through the existing Advisory Committee (AC) to vet funding requests in the above areas coming from the GoE. The AC was comprised of representatives from the Gates Foundation, AIHA, and multi-sectoral experts from the development community. AIHA was directly involved in evaluating identified partners to implement activities, processing all payments and contracts for the production of various communications materials, recruiting consultants, and other related activities and costs to support GoE’s efforts to curb the COVID 19 pandemic.