Aimed at improving hypertension prevention and control, Vital Strategies with its global expertise and local leadership strives to make progress against some of the world’s most difficult health challenges. The Ministry of Health (MoH), Government of Federal Republic of Ethiopia in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies, conducted a Hypertension Prevention and Control Project in five regions & two city administrations of Ethiopia. The project included hypertension prevention through screening, treatment, care and health education at the point of care, on service uptake and treatment adherence, and salt reduction campaigns in schools.
We provided project management support to Vital Strategies. Our team was responsible for payroll management of project staff, in compliance with the laws of Ethiopia. As a project partner, we also undertook several key activities.
- Issuing contracts to project staff using defined template
- Ensuring timely disbursement of payments to project staff and timely payment of taxes (as applicable) and other required compliances with Ethiopian authorities
- Providing adequate travel safety and security for the project staff, including pre-trip briefings and emergency medical and security assistance while they are on the project-related travel