Ethiopia

The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) partners with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to strengthen leadership and quality of care across Ethiopian hospitals and the primary health care system. 

Most recently, GHLI launched the Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative (PTI), a Gates Foundation funded program designed to create and integrate systems that enhances the quality and equity of primary care throughout the country.  Over a three-year term, PTI will work in 36 districts (woredas) that address the health needs of more than three million people, to strengthen problem solving capacity of primary health care facilities and advance Ethiopia’s goal to achieve health outcomes comparable to those of a middle-income country by 2030.

Ethiopia’s health system faces obstacles of communication and coordination across different system levels. PTI will target these challenges as part of the Federal Ministry of Health’s newly launched Woreda Transformation Initiative, a national effort to improve health facility performance in districts. Read more about PTI.