• Estimated total population:1
  • 90 million
  • Maternal mortality ratio:2
  • 676 per 100,000 live births
  • Infant mortality rate:3
  • 50 per 1,000 live births
  • Under-five mortality rate:4
  • 68 per 1,000 live births
  • Total fertility rate:3
  • 4.1
  • Contraceptive prevalence:3
  • 42% (all methods)
  • 40% (modern methods)
  • Births with skilled provider:4
  • 14.5%
  • HIV prevalence:6
  • 1.5%
  • Sources:
  • 1 Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Central Statistical Agency. Population Projection of Ethiopia for All Regions at Woreda Level 2014–2017;
  • 2Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey 2011;
  • 3 Population Reference Bureau 2015 World Population Data Sheet;
  • 4World Health Statistics 2014;
  • 52014 Ethiopia Mini Demographic and Health Survey. Central Statistical Agency;
  • 6Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey 2011.


Jhpiego began working in Ethiopia in 2003 with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With local offices employing more than 130 in-country staff, it continues to expand its partnerships in Ethiopia to respond to the country’s ongoing health needs. Jhpiego currently works with a diverse funding base to support the Federal Ministry of Health and other partners to address the challenges of maternal and newborn mortality, human resources for health development and HIV/AIDS through the following programs:

  • The Strengthening Human Resources for Health project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • The Maternal and Child Survival Program, also funded by USAID
  • Strengthening Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Health (Phase II), funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic Opportunity program, funded by USAID and led by Save the Children
  • The Technical Assistance for the Transition of Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Programs and Medical Education to Ethiopia project, funded by PEPFAR through CDC and Columbia University
  • Digital Campus, a project funded by the U.K. Department for International Development

For a complete description of Jhpiego’s work in this country, click the link below.

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