Ethiopia's human resources for health programme

Global Health Workforce Alliance, World Health Organization, Case study

World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Alliance

Publication details

Number of pages: 8
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English


The report describes how the Government of Ethiopia is attempting to tackle the shortage of health workers, particularly acute in rural areas.

30,000 health extension workers are being trained to be deployed at the community level to deliver essential health services. 5,000 additional health officers will be trained to supervise and support health extension workers.