Health care in Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian health policy aims at increasing access to all segments of population with promotive, preventive, essential curative and rehabilitative health. To this effect, Ethiopia is committed to working towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) The MDG provided a road map and vision of a world free from poverty and hunger, with universal education, better health care and other related issues. Based on, Ethiopia is successfully attaining the Millennium Development Goals.

    • Total fertility rate (births per woman) 4.20 (2019)
    • Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 36.5 (2019)
    • Life expectancy at birth (years) 64.8 (2016)

    The Insufficiency of Medical Infrastructure

  1. The absence of Medical Specialist training

    There were three NS medical specialists in Ethiopia. The NS medical specialist training under the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Norway is led by Dr. Wester of Haukeland Univ. The training program started in 2006 and is currently funded by Elekta University and Haukeland University. The medical residents of Addis Ababa Universty are trained in this program and participate in more than 300 operations on a yearly basis.

  2. The Absence of an Emergency Medical System

    Personally, I did not see traffic lanes in the city and in the countryside of Ethiopia is a result of the emergency room falls performance. MTI and the United States, Portland, Oregon-based Christian group, consisting of staff and volunteers, thousands of doctors to patients, volunteers and 80,000 people die. MajorĀ  activities include emergency relief, EMS setting the example of Sri Lanka EMS agency to create the 20 EMTs and trained over one thousand. The EMS set up a current of water for Ethiopia is working under. MCM August this year, focusing on setting, and is expected to proceed.

  3. The Absence of a Department of Psychiatry

    There are 17 psychiatrists and 190 nurses in Ethiopia. There is only one mental clinic in Ethiopia(Amanuel Hospital, Addis Ababa). 360 beds are there and the atmosphere of Amanuel Hospital is chaotic and desperate. To secure the safety of each patient, they are all subject to be bound. Medication and face-to-face treatment with doctors are rare. 2 Psychiatrists from the United States were shocked with this system and they have been carrying out a training program for psychiatrists and medication since 2007.

Main diseases

  • Infections
  • Trauma
  • Burn

There are some differences in the AIDS cure guideline, the dispersion of infections and trauma. Ethiopia has an independent department of ADIS so it manages AIDS fairly well compared to other sub-Saharan African countries. Ethiopia usually uses cheap treatments and it has a 2 percent of prevalence rate (10 percents of prevalence rate in the city), which gradually decreases.