Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health - Ethiopia 2010 and 2012 commitments

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Date of commitment: 
September 2010
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Commitment

In 2010, Ethiopia committed to 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 also pledged to 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.
At the 2012 London Family Planning Summit it was noted that contraceptive use has doubled in Ethiopia since 2005. The government committed to further increase its funding to uphold the rights of all people to access and choose voluntary family planning through the strong network of primary health care providers. In particular, the needs of married and unmarried adolescent girls will be met through partnerships with non-government and private providers, as well as expanding youth-friendly services. The government also pledged to improve access for isolated pastoralist communities.

Target

As above.

Progress

Information not available.

Gap

Information not available.

Additionality

It is not clear how these commitments relate to other commitments to child and maternal health.