The health care delivery system is unable to respond to the health needs of the people.
Despite some signs of improvement of the health sector in recent years, Ethiopia has still some of the lowest health indicators in the world. A combination of rapid population increase, inadequate economic performance and low level of education has constrained the country’s socio-economic development and contributed to a poor health status. Official reports indicate that there is shortage of health professionals to care for the country’s increasing population of 85 million. Many of the trained health professionals migrate overseas or join the private sector seeking for better payments.