is an international NGO with its headquarters in Houston, Texas, USA and  a country office in Ethiopia. The founders are Dr. Anteneh Roba and Seble Nebeyloul, Ethio-Americans, who initially set up the NGO in 2006 as the Amsale Gessesse Memorial Foundation in memory of their late mother and aunt respectively. In 2009 the name was changed to International Fund for Africa (IFA).

IFA is committed to ensuring the well-being of women and children in Africa, especially the vulnerable who have limited access to a quality health service and other essential services such as education and safe drinking water. We focus on maternal and child health development by strengthening the health care system, building local capacity, supplying much needed health technology and implementing evidence based interventions. All our projects, including our work in rural development and nutritional development, seek collaboration with communities, partners and key stakeholders to bring about sustainable change and resilience.


 

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Written on 01 December 2016, 12.27 by IFA
school-eye-health-careIn 2015, we we have commenced vision screening program at 8 primary schools. So far 7645 have been screened for refractive error, eye infections and eye...
Written on 01 December 2016, 13.09 by IFA
improving-childrens-health-and-boosting-their-capacity-to-learnIt is estimated that 40% of all Ethiopian children are stunted from the effects of chronic malnutrition. Such children are more likely to develop severe...
Written on 01 December 2016, 13.53 by IFA
girls-menstrual-hygiene-trainingMenstrual hygiene matters, women and girls face many challenges because Menstrual hygiene management is neglected. There are many claims that poor...