Resource Type: Report
Authors: Ethiopia Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance Project
Published: June 2018
Resource Description: Oromia is the largest of Ethiopia’s nine regional states, accounting for about 30 percent of the country’s total land mass. The Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency estimates its population at 36.8 million, about 85 percent of whom reside in rural areas. Oromia is divided into 20 zonal administrations and 20 urban centers, and has 333 woredas.
About 20 years ago, service coverage and the quality of health services in Oromia was very low. There were only 21 public hospitals and 135 health centers in the region, which were not sufficient to meet the demand for the then 24.4 million residents. Today, there are 79 hospitals, 1,383 health centers, and 6,797 health posts in Oromia.