Key Challenges for children in Ethiopia
- More than 60% of the population in Ethiopia cannot read or write.
- Child marriage is widely accepted – 41% of girls are married by the age of 18.
- Many children die of preventable or treatable diseases – 205,000 children each year don’t live to see their fifth birthday.
- Fewer than half of pregnant women in Ethiopia receive antenatal care, and a trained midwife attends a small fraction of deliveries.