MSD has formed a strong partnership with more than 15 international NGOs in its successful development endeavor witnessed for the last 18 years. MSD has effectively implemented more than 25 projects across 35 major cities and rural ‘hard to reach’ sections of the society in Amhara region. The successful accomplishment of MSD during the elapsed organization years are accompanied with multiple awards. Among others few are certificate of achievement from Pact Ethiopia for strong performance of Yekokob Berhan HVC project in 2012/13, Certificate of recognition from PSI/Ethiopia THPP project for outstanding support and collaboration during the successful implementation of the USAID targeted HIV prevention program in 2012, certificate of recognition from Pathfinder International / Ethiopia for bringing about a significant difference to the lives of thousands of families and certificate of appreciation from Amhara National Regional State HIV/ AIDS Prevention and control coordination office in recognizing MSD as best development partner for Health Sector development.
The top governing body of MSD is its General Assembly. The board which has 7 members nominated by the general assembly is responsible for policy designing and approval and delegate the executive director for the daily routines of the organization. The organization has head quarter in Addis Ababa, area offices in Bahir dar and Dessie, coordination office at Gondar and Debretabor and field offices at Dembia, Debark, Dabat, Gendewuha, Metema, Debre Markos, Debretrabor, Nefas mewucha, Mekaneyesus, Adirkay, Tellemt, Janamora, Beyeda, Tehuledere, and Haiq weredas in Amhara region. It has also standalone clinic which is giving health service to the people around the edge of the Simien Mountains.
To realize its vision, MSD has 178 full time staff with diversified academic qualification and work experience, 2000 national volunteers and 2 international volunteers. Currently, the organization is implementing 9 projects at 31 weredas in Amhara & Benishangul Gumz Regions and Addis Ababa.
Health: HIV/AIDS, SRH, MNCH, and Nutrition
Education: Access, quality and TVET skill improvements Livelihood & Social Mobilization: Socio Economic strengthening, Prevention of Harmful traditional Practices (HTPs) & Gender based violence (GBV), prevention of human trafficking, unsafe migration and reducing unemployment
Environment: Community based environmental protection and rehabilitation
MSD Cross Cutting Issues
Gender and Disability promotion and comprehensive support
MSD’s vision is to see youth and children achieve their greatest potential and actively participate in the socio-economic development of the country.
MSD works with stakeholders in identifying needs and providing supports and services to equip youth and children with education, skills and assets to access opportunities and become agents of change within their communities.
Values of MSD
Accountability: The organization is committed to demonstrating accountability in using resources and rolling out its responsibilities to the community, donors, government and members
Integrity: The organization pursues its mission with commitment, discipline and rigor at all times.
Transparency: The organization act in a thoroughly transparent manner in all its undertakings
Participation & Partnership: The organization forges partnerships and engages diverse stakeholders in participatory approaches for development
Volunteerism: The general assembly, board, management and staff of MSD intend to always volunteer and contribute
Diversity: The organization engages and serves diverse population. Decisions undertaken on behalf of the organization are made with the greatest respect and support of everyone within and around
Care for Environment: The organization promotes environmental friendly technologies, approaches and actions through community based environmental protection and rehabilitation interventions
organizational, partnership and programmatic issues. The internal organizational development and institutional sustainability area covers the HR, resource mobilization, knowledge management and financial management. The partnership area aligned an objective to increase community and stakeholders’ involvement, while in the programmatic area also identified key objectives in improving Sexual and Reproductive Health for the Youths, HIV AIDS Prevention for Most at Risk Youth, promoting comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention among the most vulnerable populations and provide access to care and support, improving Maternal and Child Health, improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, addressing social norm change to eradicate HTPs and violence against girls and trafficking. Besides, gender, disability and environment are cross cutting strategies.