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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 Kality.
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Health service delivery in Ethiopia is characterized by low service utilization as the result of an inadequate number of well-trained health providers, limited health infrastructure, shortages of equipment and supplies, and weak health systems. 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 current health systems.

Activities Include

  • Health Leadership, Management and Governance: Strengthen health management systems through 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 and equity of essential health services through reform and institutionalization of a sustainable health financing system that accommodates alternative financing and management mechanisms

  • Improving the Logistics System: Improve management of essential contraceptives by strengthening the contraceptive logistics system and building an integrated health logistics system

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

  • 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

  • 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 persons with HIV/AIDS. The program also supports the broader integrated logistic system that the Government of Ethiopia is implementing. SCMS Fact Sheet


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Last updated: February 12, 2015

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