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Health posts act as hubs for the community where people can, besides the regular health check-ups, participate in promotional activities around hygiene and safety, receive counselling and buy packages of complementary food.

children on average are brought in to the health post each day. Whereas malnourishment used to be the main reason, it is now fever and diarrhoea. 

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia

5,000 Health posts are covering an average of 5,000 people and 1,000 children under-5 living within a walking distance from them.

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia

73% of health posts run Outpatient Therapeutic Programmes (OTP) amounting to 12,000 OTPs in more than 500 districts (woredas) across Ethiopia. Outpatient therapy is applied to children with severe acute malnutrition. Using so-called ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) like plumpy’nut, they can be treated in their communities without being admitted to a health facility.

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia