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The Ethiopian Health Extension Program and Variation in Health Systems Performance: What Matters?

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Primary health care services are fundamental to improving health and health equity, particularly in the context of low and middle-income settings where resources are scarce. During the past decade, Ethiopia undertook an ambitious investment in primary health care known as the Ethiopian Health Extension Program that recorded impressive gains in several health outcomes. Despite this progress, substantial disparities in health outcomes persist across the country. The objective of this study was to understand how variation in the implementation of the primary health care efforts may explain differences in key health outcomes.

Authors: Netsanet Fetene, Erika Linnander, Binyam Fekadu, Hibret Alemu, Halima Omer, Maureen Canavan, Janna Smith, Peter Berman, Elizabeth Bradley

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