Key country characteristics
- Low Income, one of least developed landlocked states in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Population: 112.1M
- GDP Per Capita: $2,312
- Life expectancy at birth: 66
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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
Learn more about Ethiopia in our Promising Practice case study.