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

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Ethiopia View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Ethiopia in 2018 View more

Cervical cancer screening services

Cervical cancer screening services were offered by at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Fistula treatment

679 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

16819 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

13788 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

370962 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Cervical cancer screening services

Cervical cancer screening services were offered by at least 25 per cent of public health facilities

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Fistula treatment

679 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

16819 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

13788 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

370962 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
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Programme activities

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  • Core
  • Non - core

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