- Only 45% of the total population has
geographical access to medical services.
- There is extreme scarcity of medical staff
and facilities in the rural areas, and health services are mal-distributed
(top-down according to funds) and in a state of despair, uncoordinated,
inefficient, with non-existent involvement and participation of the private
- 66% of school age children have no access
to formal schooling
- Illiteracy among the productive age group
is rampant and perpetuates widespread poverty
- Ethiopian women are denied education,
employment, and other opportunities.
- Historically women do not participate in
the economic, social or political affairs of the community
- Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries
with only 34.6% enrollment in primary school education.
- Most children have to work for their
survival so school is a very low priority on their list.