UNFPA Ethiopia

The second most populous country in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia’s economy has experienced strong growth over the past decade, though its impact on poverty reduction is limited. Active in the country since 1973, UNFPA supports efforts to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning and emergency obstetric care. Programmes also assist in addressing harmful practices that jeopardize the health of women and girls, such as female genital mutilation/cutting. The contraceptive prevalence rate has doubled in recent years, but challenges remain in promoting gender equality and improving maternal health.

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Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

FGM Dashboard - Ethiopia Read more

Key Indicators
Population size, female age 15-49 (in thousands), 2012
Prevalence of FGM among women 15-49 (%)
Prevalence of FGM among girls 15-19 (%)
Ethnic group with the highest prevalence in the country (%)
Existence of national policies and laws banning FGM; Year passed
*Later dates reflect amendments to the original law or new laws
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Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 15

Select Indicator
  • Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 15
  • Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 18

Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 18 or 15

Percentage of 15-24 year old females who think that wife beating is justified under at least one condition

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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Ethiopia

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Ethiopia*

137,701
Healthy years of life saved (women)
1,458,901
Healthy years of life saved (children)
1,596,602
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
22,243,427
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Ethiopia

2,210
Maternal deaths averted
17,255
Child deaths averted
157,248
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Ethiopia

879,237
Unintended pregnancies averted
272,563
Abortions averted

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