Building Local Capacity to Meet Local Needs Worldwide health priorities, such as ending the HIV epidemic and reducing maternal and newborn deaths and deaths from malaria, require not only hiring more health workers, but also training them to meet their country’s health needs. In 2017, we educated more than 275,200 health care workers—creating a lifeline
Dr. Melkam Bave Agegenehu, a promising young surgeon at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital in Bahir Dar, recognized the challenges faced by staff at the busy hospital in the Amhara Region of northern Ethiopia. But when his mother became gravely ill, he quickly learned that a lack of supplies and other disparities at the health facility could even prove fatal for his aged parent.
The Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has launched the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP) as part of the second Growth and Transformation Plan of the Ethiopian government. The HSTP has set ambitious targets toward realizing the sustainable development goals and identified four transformation agendas: Quality and Equity, Woreda Transformation, Information Revolution and Compassionate, Respectful and Caring (CRC) health workforce.