Considering our population and also because of the unknown emerging medical problems, Ethiopia needs foreign investors more than any other time. The government implemented opportunities to funnel Direct Investment to Ethiopia to help both the country and ultimately investors to benefit from this untapped resource. Building hospitals, medium and higher clinics, pharmaceutical companies are area of interest for those who would like to invest in Ethiopia.

Over the past 10 years, the government of Ethiopia has expanded health services to local citizens, significantly increasing the number of health facilities in communities throughout the country.

Between 2005 and 2013, the number of small health posts or clinics nearly quadrupled from 4,211 to 14,416, the number of health centers increased from 519 to 3,245, and the number of public hospitals grew from 79 to 127. While this has led to improvements in health service coverage and utilization of services at all levels, providing quality services remains a major challenge.

Opportunities exist for foreign investors in the following areas:

  • Hospitals construction
  • Medical equipments import
  • Medicine
  • Clinics constructions
  • Special doctors (voluntary doctors)