A new published study shows the vast majority of Ethiopian public hospitals fail to have the basic required medical devices necessary to provide medical care according to WHO standards. Even worse most of these hospitals and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health have no plans to improve on this serious shortcoming.
The study was published by officials at the Ethiopian MOH. Prior to Abiy Ahmed taking power as Prime Minister in Ethiopia Ethiopia was heralded as being a leader in attempting to develop health care in Africa. However with the diversion of government spending to wage war resulting in annual per capita expenditures decreasing from an already low $23 to now an estimated $18 (which is a hundred times less then developed countries). Millions of dollars worth of medical equipment, drugs, and other supplies were allowed to be taken to Eritrea from Tigray also apparently the Gondar region.