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Health Systems

A worker stacks pharmaceuticals in a warehouse.
A worker lifts a pallet onto the vertical racking system in a Pharmaceutical Fund and Supply Agency warehouse.in Kality.
Jiro Ose, Redux

Health service delivery in Ethiopia is characterized an inadequate number of well-trained health providers, limited health infrastructure and shortages of finance, equipment, and supplies. USAID is committed to improving health systems by strengthening human resources, expanding health financing options, and increasing health commodity and essential drug availability. USAID also works to strengthen policy, governance, and evidence-based decision making to improve health systems.

Activities Include

  • Health Leadership, Management and Governance: Strengthen health management systems and promote harmonized and accredited in-service training for Ethiopian health workforce.

  • Health Management Information System Support: Strengthen data collection and use to document current health services and disease patterns and plan future health interventions.

  • Health Sector Financing Reform: Enhance the quality of equitable access to essential health services through reform and institutionalization of a sustainable health financing and system that accommodates alternative financing and expands risk sharing mechanisms through community based health insurance.

  • Improving the Logistics System/DELIVER II: Improve management of contraceptives by strengthening the contraceptive logistics system and build an integrated health logistics system.

  • Private Health Sector Program: Expand provision of key health services including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and family planning services through private health service outlets. The program also supports public-private partnerships and improves the legal environment to enhance private sector participation in health service delivery.

  • Strengthening Human Resources for Health: Address health workforce shortages and improve the quality of pre-service education, in- service training and governance system for human resources management.

  • Supply Chain Management System: Establish a safe, secure, reliable and sustainable supply chain management system to procure, store and distribute pharmaceuticals and other products needed to provide care and treatment of disease of public health importance. 


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Last updated: July 28, 2015

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