Ethiopian Case Study

The Numbers

Ethiopia’s Infant and Maternal mortality situation

Ethiopia is one of the countries with a high infant and maternal mortality rate. The maternal mortality rate is 267 per 100,000 live births (10,223 women every year), and the Infant mortality rate stands at 29.524 deaths per 1000 live births (113,046 babies every year).

The Problem

Several factors contribute to the persistently high infant and maternal mortality rates in Ethiopia. These challenges include limited access to quality healthcare, inadequate prenatal and postnatal care, malnutrition, infectious diseases, and limited awareness about maternal and child health practices. Additionally, poverty and lack of proper infrastructure in remote areas exacerbate the situation, leaving vulnerable communities at an increased risk.