Ethiopia is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa and the continent’s second-most populous, with 102 million people; the life expectancy at birth is 63 years (male) and 67 years (female). From health indicators among the lowest in Africa in the 1990s, Ethiopia made substantial progress towards achieving the MDGs. The Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP) 2015/16-2019/20 fits within Ethiopia’s broader Second Growth and Transformation Plan, and is also the first phase of the 20-year health sector strategy called ‘Envisioning Ethiopia’s Path to Universal Health Care through strengthening of Primary Health Care’. The flagship Health Extension Program delivers cost-effective basic services to all Ethiopians free of charge. This has improved the utilization of health services by linking community and health facilities, particularly health centres. However, out-of-pocket spending remains high. The HSTP IV has set a target of increasing the proportion of people enrolled in social health insurance. You can access important country documents by clicking here.
|Country supported to prepare generate and use evidence economic analysis||Capacity building of different economic analyses method||Ongoing|
|Use of data for decision making supported||Use of data for decision making supported||Ongoing|
|Progress on Financial Risk Protection monitored||Progress on Financial Risk Protection monitored||Ongoing|
|Strengthen Regulation of Health Product||Strengthen Regulation of Health Product||Ongoing|
|HRH planning improved||Support review of HRH strategy revision Support evidence generation on Human resource for health||Ongoing|
|Progress on Financial Risk Protection monitored||Continue support on the financial risk protections indicators analysis such as Catastrophic health expenditure and Impoverishment.||Ongoing|