Corona virus and healthcare in Ethiopia

Healthcare in Ethiopia

Healthcare in Ethiopia is slightly below average in a worldwide comparison.

Probably the most important indicator that can be used to summarize the efficiency of all measures is general life expectancy. In other words, the theoretical age that a newborn child could potentially reach today. At the moment this age in Ethiopia is 64.0 years for men and 67.8 years for women. For comparison: worldwide life expectancy is about 6.6 years lower (men: 70.2 / women: 74.7 years).


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Distribution of the corona virus

Spread of the corona virus in Ethiopia

The inhabitants of Ethiopia are also affected by the corona pandemic and the spread of the Sars-Covid-19 virus. By April 7th, 2020, 52 infected persons and 2 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported on March 13th, 2020, which is the date of the official notification. An additional 10-14 days are calculated for noticing one's own infection, the doctor's appointment, the laboratory test and, above all, the period from the infection until the first symptoms appear. The country reached its peak so far on April 7th with 8 new infected persons.

Covid 19 virus infected in Ethiopia
Deaths caused by the Covid19 virus in Ethiopia

The first graph shows the number of infected persons reported. The second graph shows the number of deaths.

Mortality rate of infected persons
From the previously infected and deceased people, in Ethiopia results in a mortality rate of 3.8%. However, it should be borne in mind that death occurs an average of 19 days after the first symptoms appear. The time of the actual infection is therefore followed by several days until a person affected has a medical test carried out and the results are available. In order to quantify mortality more precisely, one would therefore have to compare the deaths that have occurred to date with those reported 16 infected up to 10 days ago. This gives in Ethiopia a new mortality rate of 12.5%.

Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona virus topic page.

Weight and size

MaleFemale
Body height168 cm156 cm
BMI20.121.0
Weight56.7 kg51.1 kg

Diseases

EthiopiaØ worldwide
Diabetes *4.30%8.81%
Tuberculosis0.15%0.13%
Malaria3.7%5.9%
HIV / Aids0.04%0.04%

* The number of people with diabetes refers only to residents aged 20 to 79 years.


Child vaccinations

EthiopiaØ worldwide
Measles61.0%86.0%
Hepatitis B0.07%0.08%
Tetanus9.3%0.0%
DTP *7.20%8.59%

* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Ethiopia, 4.4% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.


Medical supplies

Medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Ethiopia is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 0.3 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The worldwide average here is 2.7 beds and within the EU there are even 5.6 beds for every 1000 inhabitants.

With about 10,900 physicians in Ethiopia, there are about 0.10 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 0.10.

Due to the low level of care, the mortality of major known diseases can only be reduced in comparatively few cases. According to current information, about 18 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) still die.

Supply with drinking water

The graph shows the development of the drinking water supply in Ethiopia. The direct and permanent supply of tested drinking water is shown in green. The red line shows the percentage of the population that is supplied with additional measures. In this case all origins such as tested springs or supplied water are included.

Drinking water supply in Ethiopia

Only around 11 percent of the population has access to an immediately available running water supply. At least via springs and wells within a maximum distance of 30 minutes or supplied water, 41% of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. In a global comparison, only about 71% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 98%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.



Sources

Above data correspond to the information of the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD.