As it did in most areas of the world, COVID-19 strained Ethiopia’s health system and impacted uptake of essential health services. The Ethiopian health system is foundationally rooted in community-driven approaches and is home to a massive network of community health practitioners and programs. The Health Extension Program governs the community structures of our health system, and registered tremendous achievements over the last 15 years. In order to guide the Health Extension Program evolution for the next 15 years and achieve the country’s aspiration to realize universal health coverage, the government of Ethiopia developed and launched an ambitious strategy, called the Health Extension Program Optimization Roadmap. Unlocking the potential of digital technology for health will have a tremendous impact on access to quality health care.
Source: Ethiopian News March 30, 2023 19:14 UTC