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.