Health Management, Ethics and Research Module: 1.  Health Services in Ethiopia

Study Session 1  Health Services in Ethiopia


In this first study session of the Health Management, Ethics and Research Module you will be able to learn about the current healthcare delivery system within Ethiopia, the historical development of Primary Health Care (PHC) and its application to the Ethiopian situation. This will help you become aware of your place as a healthworker within the Ethiopian Health Service which is currently going through rapid change and development. You will also learn about the overall concepts of Primary Health Care (PHC) and the implementation of the Ethiopian Health Extension Programme, and find out about some of the successes that the country has achieved in improving the health service and the health of its communities.

Ethiopia is committed to working towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and this study session will include some information about the way that the MDG health-related goals are being focused on.

Later in this Module you will be able to learn about the concepts and principles of leadership and management and their application for Health Extension Practitioners as part of their work in rural communities. You will also have an opportunity to study basic healthcare ethics as well as some simple research methods that will be useful in your work.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 1