Yale University Program Seeks to Improve Healthcare in Ethiopia

The Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale University has admitted 18 new students from Ethiopia into its two-year degree program in hospital management. The program, conducted in cooperation with Jimma University and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, will train the students to improve efficiency and quality of care at Ethiopian hospitals.

The previous 23 students who have completed the program and who are now hospital administrators in Ethiopia report that the average length of stay in their hospitals has dropped from 10 days to seven days. And the post-surgical infection rate has decreased from 10 percent to 2 percent. This demonstrates substantial improvements in quality of care.

The program is funded with the support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.