21 July 2017


2017 – London Family Planning Summit

The government of Ethiopia is revitalizing its commitment to FP2020 in support of Every Woman Every Child to improve the health status of its youthful population. The country has prepared a national adolescent and youth health strategy 2016-2020 in line with the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030). In the next four years there will be a coordinated effort to improve access to contraceptives through strengthening adolescent and youth friendly clinic services and introducing the school health program initiative. Ethiopia will continue working to improve the health status of adolescents and youth by increasing mCPR among married youth aged 15-24 years.

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2012—London Family Planning Summit

Contraceptive use has doubled in Ethiopia since 2005. The government will further increase its funding to uphold the rights of all people to access and choose voluntary family planning through the strong network of primary health care providers. In particular, the needs of married and unmarried adolescent girls will be met through partnerships with non-government and private providers, as well as expanding youth-friendly services. The government will also improve access for isolated pastoralist communities.


Ethiopia will increase the number of midwives from 2050 to 8635; increase the proportion of births attended by a skilled professional from 18% to 60%; and provide emergency obstetric care to all women at all health centres and hospitals. Ethiopia will also increase the proportion of children immunized against measles to 90%, and provide access to prevention, care and support and treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it, by 2015. As a result, the government expects a decrease in the maternal mortality ratio from 590 to 267, and under-five morality from 101 to 68 (per 100,000) by 2015.

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