Growth of Ethiopian Medical Profession

The ratio of Ethiopian doctors has improved 3,000 percent.

Surge of Doctors and Nurses

Within 10 years, the ratio of doctors to population in Ethiopia has improved from one physician per 30,000 people to about one physician for every 1,000 people. This East African country was loosing most of its talent to the United States.

An unexpected turning point initiated by Dr. Tedros Adhanom  provides medical certificates to graduates of government-funded medical schools. Previously, the certificates were withheld to keep doctors within the country. Additionally, the number of medical schools rocketed from three to 33 since 2006.

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