The National Data Management Center for Health conducted its first scientific session on the 14 th of December, 2022. An output of a manuscript and a concept note were presented by staff members of the centre for discussions and feedbacks. Aspiring to bring tangible changes within the centre, the session is made with the following basic objectives. First, it aims to advance research and analytic methods, increase scientific credibility, and produce research outputs that are well analyzed to serve informed decision making. Second, it intends to increase the exchange of knowledge among staff members working within the center and at EPHI, at large. Last but not least, it will play an indispensable role in acculturating discussions on scientific discourses. In that regard, the centre has made a decision to arrange sessions every two weeks for good.
- Stunting, wasting, and underweight are three widely recognized indicators of child’s nutritional status, resulting in increased childhood morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia.
- Ethiopia has been implementing several high-impact, efficient, targeted, and multi-dimensional nutrition specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions, to eliminate and mitigate the public health and socio-economic impacts of these malnutrition indicators. However, scenario-based modeling for tracking progress on the effect of these interventions to achieve health targets for these indicators is limited.
- This evidence brief makes use of EDHS, UN, and GBD-2019 datasets to assess the prevalence of stunting, wasting, and underweight among under-five children and to predict their future trends in relation to the SDG and HSTP-II targets by varying major nutritional intervention coverages.