The Ethiopian Ministry of Health disclosed the main findings of mini Demography and Health Survey (DHS) which the ministry had been undertaking for three months beginning from March 2019 to the health sector partners. The objective of the survey was to assess the current status of public health service and put ways forward on the improvements of the public health service.
Survey data were collected in 305 census stations nationally, from 8, 663 households, and 8,885 females between 15 to 49 – those who are in the fertility period. In addition, 1,028 children aged between 2 to 3 years for vaccination information and 4,990 children under 5 for height and weight measurement were included in the survey.
The findings of this survey were presented in comparison with the findings of the last 20 years survey. 2091 Mini DHS indicated the improvement of health sector service when compared with the past findings of the same survey.
This Mini DHS was conducted by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ethiopia Public Health Institute with financial and technical support from the World Bank, USAID, and UNICEF.
The main findings of this survey were presented to health sector partners who made elaborative discussions on the findings and on how to integrate the findings into the ongoing implementations.