Ethiopia

  • 30% of deaths in Ethiopia are due to non–communicable diseases

  • 0.38 score on the Human Development Index (HDI) makes Ethiopia among the bottom 20 countries in the world

  • >40% of the population is below the age of 15

  • 0.08 doctors per 1,000 people (2018)

What is happening in Ethiopia?

In early November 2020, civil conflict broke out in northern Ethiopia when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a military offensive in the Tigray region.  A major humanitarian crisis has ensued. The United Nations has estimated that 2.3 million children have been cut off from desperately needed aid and humanitarian assistance. More than 1 million people have been internally displaced since the conflict started. There have been repeated attacks on humanitarian workers in Tigray. Consequently, many organisations have pulled out of the area, exacerbating the existing difficulties. 

In 2020, Ethiopia experienced the worst locust invasion in decades, leading to diminished food security which in turn threatened the livelihoods of millions.

What’s the health situation?

According to the Human Rights Measurement Initiative, Ethiopia is currently achieving only 83.3% of what is possible regarding the right to health, based on its current level of income. The situation looks much worse in Tigray, of the more than 260 health centres in the region before the conflict, less than 40 were still functional as of March 2020.

Due to recent conflict and complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 16 million people were estimated to be severely food insecure between May- June 2021. 21.1% of children under the age of 5 in Ethiopia are underweight (2019), the 17th highest rate in the world, leaving them vulnerable to infectious diseases and affects growth and development.

Tuberculosis (TB), neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and non-communicable diseases continue to be a significant health challenge. Ethiopia is one of the 22 highest burdened countries for TB which remains of one the leading causes of mortality. And the nation continues to bear a significant burden of Africa’s NTDs

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See how your donation makes a difference

£5 can help us to give 15 people treatment

£20 will provide 40 children with antibiotics

£100 will provide 400 pregnant women with life saving medicine.

£450 will provide am emergency medical kit to 60 families.

Whatever you give, you could be making a life-changing, even life-saving difference to someone every month.

See how your donation makes a difference

£5 is enough to source and send £600 worth of medical supplies a year to people in need; enough to help approximately 50 people around the world.

£10 is enough to source and send £1,200 worth of medical supplies a year to people in need; enough to help approximately 100 people around the world.

£25 is enough to provide around 750 treatments in a year, helping approximately 250 people in need; and for some, is the difference between life & death.

£100 is enough to provide medicines and supplies for approximately 1,000 people a year living in disaster-hit and vulnerable communites.

Whatever you give, you could be making a life-changing, even life-saving difference to someone every month.

How is IHP helping?

IHP supplies critical medicine to our partners to support populations displaced by the conflict who often don’t have access to any stable healthcare. by supplying essential primary healthcare medicines, such as diabetes medicines and antihypertensives, we offer hope to IDPs with chronic healthcare needs. The medicine received by health staff supporting IDPs empowers them to continue to care for the patients they are there to serve.

Help us to continue providing essential healthcare to communities in Ethiopia affected by conflict.

Stories from Ethiopia

Our Partners in Ethiopia

Project Hope
HelpAge International

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