Ethiopia EPI cMYP 2011-2015
Dec 17, 2010
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub Saharan Africa with an estimated population of approximately 79.2 million people and the tenth largest by area with its 1.1 million square kilometres, . The IMR is 77/1,000 in 2005, it is still among the highest in the world (DHS 2005). The health status of Ethiopian children is very poor as attested by the death of an estimated 472,000 under five children each year. Of every 100 children in Ethiopia, 14 do not live to celebrate their fifth birthday mostly due to preventable causes.