Ethiopia: Management of Services

Although not exclusively PHC-focused, in 2006, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health collaborated with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Yale University, both in the United States, to implement a facility management reform in 14 hospitals across six regions of Ethiopia. The Ethiopia Hospital Management Initiative addressed management capacity through a mentoring program with American and Ethiopian administrators, short courses on hospital management competencies taught by Yale faculty in Ethiopia, and the establishment of a hospital management education program within a Masters of Public Health program at a local university.1 This latter component was particularly important because it in addressed concerns over long-term sustainability. Program evaluations found that 60% of hospital management indicators improved in the ten months following the initiation of the program.2

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  1. Hartwig K, Pashman J, Cherlin E, Dale M, Callaway M, Czaplinski C, et al. Hospital Management in the context of health sector reform: a planning model in Ethiopia. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2008;23:203–18.
  2. Bradley E, Hartwig K a, Rowe L a, Cherlin EJ, Pashman J, Wong REX, et al. Hospital quality improvement in Ethiopia : a partnership – mentoring model. Int J Qual Heal Care. 2008;20(6):392–9.