With a population of 115 million and a fast-growing economy, the coronavirus provides Ethiopia with the challenge of safeguarding health while preserving the economy to provide jobs, income and food. During these times, the government can rely on existing partnerships to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic.
With the coronavirus spreading rapidly, the pandemic is not only threatening health systems but also other areas such as employment, income, businesses and food security. Faced with these complex challenges, the Ethiopian government builds on existing initiatives to channel efforts efficiently and address needs throughout the country. This strategy allows for maximizing limited resources to tackle the health emergency while addressing people and sectors affected by the pandemic at the same time.