Ethiopia’s health indicators have been remarkably improved from one of the worst in Sub-Saharan Africa to amongst the stand out performers in just two decades. The lives of millions of children have been saved, millions of new infections and death from communicable diseases such as HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis have been averted. All this was done while building a health system that can sustain the gains over the long term.
Despite the impressive progress made, Ethiopia still has high rates of morbidity and mortality from preventable causes. There is also disparity in uptake and coverage of high impact interventions amongst different regions and Woredas. The quality of health care in terms of improving patient safety, effectiveness, and patient-centeredness, in both public and private facilities, is often inconsistent and unreliable.