In Ethiopia, the L10k project works to strengthen the national Health Extension Program, supporting and building the capacity of Health Extension Workers (HEW) to provide preventive health services in their communities. JSI’s Bailey Herrington shares the experience of one HEW, Alemnesh Assefa, who has grown personally and professionally within HEP.
“I was treated worse than a baboon in the forest. I had no rights and no say,” said Gulo Bolu. Gulo’s story is an inspiring tale of how one woman’s courage has had an impact on the lives of 30,000 Hamar women. Gulo lives in Wassemu village, Minogelti kebele in southwest Ethiopia. She is the … Continue reading “Empowering Indigenous Communities in Ethiopia to Make Healthy Decisions”