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.

Data overview View more

Population

Population, by age group, per cent
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    Population aged 0-14
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    Population aged 15-64
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    Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

Births attended by skilled health personnel, per cent, 2014-2019
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    Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

Contraceptive prevalence rate and unmet need
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    CPR any method  
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    Unmet need  

Education

Total net enrolment rate, percent

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Key results of Ethiopia in 2020 View more

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Health services for sexual violence survivors

Essential health services were provided for survivors of sexual violence by at least 60 per cent of public health facilities

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Disability in census

Censuses in place included questions on disability

Fistula treatment

6,009
Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

572
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Child, early and forced marriage

16,819
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

13,788
Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

224
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

370,962
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
2020 Humanitarian results achieved for Ethiopia View more
People reached with Dignity Kits in 1 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
Ethiopia 217793
Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
Ethiopia 96505
People reached with adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, supplies and information in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
Ethiopia 41610
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth) in 1 countries
Appeal Country Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth
Ethiopia 13
Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA in 0 countries
Appeal Country Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA
Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package in 1 countries
Appeal Country Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package
Ethiopia 90
Demographic Dividend: Ethiopia View more

Population Pyramid

females
males
Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018 Note: Years 2017 to 2100 are projected data.
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision

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