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Ethiopia commits to increase the number of midwives and expects a decrease in the maternal mortality ratio by 2015 .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: Ethiopia
  • Topic: Health and population
  • Keywords: Health budget and policy; Gender equality; Youth and Women; Education and Training
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Date of completion: 2015
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Every Woman Every Child
Ethiopia commits to increase the number of midwives and expects a decrease in the maternal mortality ratio by 2015
Description/achievement of initiative

Ethiopia will increase the number of midwives from 2050 to 8635; increase the proportion of births attended by a skilled professional from 18% to 60%; and provide emergency obstetric care to all women at all health centres and hospitals. Ethiopia will also increase the proportion of children immunized against measles to 90%, and provide access to prevention, care and support and treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it, by 2015. As a result, the government expects a decrease in the maternal mortality ratio from 590 to 267, and under-five morality from 101 to 68 (per 100,000) by 2015.

Implementation methodologies

By providing emergency obstetric care to all women at all health centres and hospitals, Ethiopia will also provide access to prevention, care and support and treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Ethiopia will increase the number of midwives from 2050 to 8635; increase the proportion of births attended by a skilled professional from 18% to 60%; and provide emergency obstetric care to all women at all health centres and hospitals. Ethiopia will also increase the proportion of children immunized against measles to 90%, and provide access to prevention, care and support and treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it, by 2015. 2015
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