To see healthy, productive and prosperous people in Oromia
Oromia RHB exists to play a basic role to reduce morbidity, mortality and disability and improve the health status of the people in the region through providing comprehensive package of preventive, promotive, rehabilitative and curative health service via decentralized and democratized health system in collaboration with all stakeholders
Oromia National Regional State is the largest and most populous region in Ethiopia covering an area of 359,619.8 square Kms and having a total population of 33,914,866 with a male to female ration of 1:1. More than 85% of the population resides in rural areas where subsistence farming and animal husbandry are the main sources of livelihood. The region shares internal borders with all regions in the country except Tigray and international borders with South Sudan in the West and Kenya in the South.
Administratively, the region is divided into 20 Zonal and 19 special town administrations which are further divided into 325 woredas and 7011 kebeles with 1,627,914 households. The region has 34 predominantly pastoralist districts characterized by extreme remoteness and lack of basic infrastructure that make healthcare services geographically inaccessible. The number of women in the reproductive age group is estimated to be 7,505,360 of whom pregnant comprise 1,142,931. The number of children under the ages of one year and five years are estimated to be 1,092,059 and 5,572,559, respectively.
The health service access coverage has been improved. Currently, there are about 85 functional public hospitals, 1400 health centers, and 7090 health posts. Moreover, there are 23 other hospitals (5 University hospitals,4 other governmental organizations -OGO, 4 Non-governmental Organizations-NGO and 12 Private), and 5 NGO health centers and 3149 different types of private clinics, 45 pharmacies, 371 drug stores and 550 rural drug vendors functioning in the region. Thus, the region has a total of 108 hospitals and 1405 health centers where the potential health service coverage of the region in terms of health centers and Health posts were 93% and 94% for the year 2011 EFY respectively. With regard to human resource, there are more than 70,098 health work force density (49,220 health professionals and 20,878 supportive staffs) in sector as of 2011 EFY