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May 17, 2023 (FBC) – The European Union (EU) and Ministry of Health have signed an agreement that aims at improving specialized health education in Ethiopia with a budget of 5 million Euros.


Addis Ababa, May 10, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Minister of Health, Lia Tadesse, has met and discussed with Bloomberg Philanthropies and partners from Resolve to Save Lives, Vital Strategies, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Global Health Advocacy Incubator and Ethiopian cancer society.

The health Minister expressed her gratitude for the partners for their insightful discussion and the support on the ongoing efforts for unhealthy diet control legal frameworks, and expanding access to None communicable Diseases (NCD) screening, care and treatment at Primary Heath Care (PHC) in Ethiopia.

May 10 2023

Conflict-ridden hospitals in Amhara, Afar regions resume services: Ministry

Addis Ababa, May 9, 2023 (FBC) – Hospitals and health centers in Amhara and Afar regional states which were severely damaged during the conflict in the northern part of Ethiopia, have resumed services after recovery works, according to the Ministry of Health.

Coordinator of Rehabilitation of Damaged Health Facilities at the Ministry of Health, Doctor Ermias Deju said various service-providing facilities were damaged during the war in the north including the health facilities.

Hence, based on the special priority given by the government, rehabilitation activities have been carried out on the health facilities.

May 09 2023

Addis Ababa, May 8, 2023 (FBC) – The Embassy of France in Addis Ababa has provided 2.5 million Euro support to Ab’ala Hospital in Afar region.

The grant agreement has taken place in the presence of Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadese, Ambassador of France to Ethiopia Remi Maréchaux and Head of Afar Region Health Bureau Yasin Habib.

The embassy has so far provided similar support worth 1.5 million Euro for the rehabilitation of Dessie Hospital in Amhara Region.

May 08  2023

Addis Ababa, May 5, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Minister of Health, Lia Taddese, met with Jean Kaseya, the new Director General of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

During the meeting, they discussed strengthening collaboration areas in public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities, vaccine and pharmaceuticals manufacturing, strengthening primary health care, health systems and more.

After her discussion with the Africa CDC Director-General, Health Minister Lia Taddese underscored that building a strong continental institution [Africa CDC] will be instrumental in driving the sustainable development of health systems in Ethiopia, the African continent and beyond, to attain the vision of the “Africa We Want”.

May 05  2023

Addis Ababa, May 4, 2023 (FBC) – Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa, Fiona Evans and officials from Thermo Fisher Scientific launched new Global Health Equity Initiative Program in Ethiopia.

The initiative addresses growing global healthcare disparities by prioritizing health equity measures through improved health facilities and enhanced testing capabilities to prevent and treat communicable and non-communicable diseases.

In making the pledge, Thermo Fisher confirmed its commitment to meaningful action and collaboration with the Ethiopian government and private businesses in the healthcare sector to advance health equity in Ethiopia.

May 04  2023

Addis Ababa, April 17, 2023 (FBC) – A consignment of over 1.9 million doses of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) has arrived in Ethiopia.

The Secretariat of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) through its partners has donated over 1.9 million doses of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) to the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia for its intervention in the prevention and control of cholera in the country.

It is stated that the Oral Cholera Vaccines set to support the ongoing cholera response in Oromia and Somali regions of Ethiopia.

Aapril 17 2023

Addis Ababa, April 10, 2023 (FBC) – Minister of Health, Lia Tadesse met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Tanja Fajon.

According to Ministry of Foreign affairs (MFA), the two sides discussed issues of mutual concern.

Ethiopian government places the highest priority on public health care and restoring health centers that have been damaged as a result of conflicts throughout the country, particularly in the north, Lia has stated.

Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Mister and Foreign Minister, Tanja Fajon, said on her part that her country had implemented effective health-care reforms and that Ethiopia can learn from its experience.

March 19 2023

Addis Ababa, April 7, 2023 (FBC) – The Minister of Health, Lia Taddese, stated that efforts are being made to ensure food security and solve food system challenges in Ethiopia.

The 2022 Global Hunger Index report was presented by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Health in collaboration with Alliance 2015 members.

In the discussion held under the theme of “Food System Transformation and Local Governance”, the Ministers and partners set the following areas of focus.

During the event, the Minister of Health, Lia Taddese, presented the government’s food and nutrition policy, strategy, the Sekota Declaration, and various programs to ensure citizens’ food security.

April 07 2023

Meet the Minister

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H.E. Dr. Liya Tadesse

Minister of Health (MOH)

     The health goals set to be achieved by 2030, even though a lot of work has been done in the field of hygiene and environmental health care, it has been stated that there are still things left to be done.

   According to Dr. Liya's speech, the key focus areas in the health sector are to provide fair and quality health services to our community and to improve the lives of the citizens.

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Overview of the Ministry of Health

    Health Sector Development Programme (HSDP) (2010/11-2014/15) gives an overview of the performance of the health sector in the Ethiopian Fiscal Year (EFY) 2006(2013/2014), examining the progress made, the efforts that are underway and the challenges faced by the sector in the promotion of health, and in the implementation, financing and governance of health services.

    As in previous years, the development process of the Annual Performance Report for EFY 2006 was widely consultative, involving Regional Health Bureaus (RHB), the various Directorates of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), and agencies accountable to the FMOH as well as Development Partners (DP).

Ministry of Health

Millennium Development Goals at a glance

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Reaching the health MDGs implies a dramatic expansion of key services, and the implementation of mechanisms to increase demand for and use of those services, particularly the rural populations, the poor, and among them women and children. Priorities are listed below as 6 steps progressively allowing the upgrade of health services, strengthening both supply of services and demand for preventative and curative care.

Ministry of Health

Programs and Projects

Ethiopia experiences a heavy burden of diseases with a growing prevalence of communicable infections. Many Ethiopians face high morbidity and mortality largely attributed to potentially preventable infectious diseases and nutritional deficiencies.

In response to such prevailing and newly emerging health problems, the Ethiopian Government-developed a 20-year rolling Health Sector Development Program (HSDP) in 1997/98 (1990 EFY), which proposes long-term goals for the health sector, and the means to attain them through a series of phases.

HSDP aims to develop a health system, which provides comprehensive and integrated primary care services, primarily based at community level health facilities. It focuses on communicable and noncommunicable disease prevention and control, common nutritional disorders, environmental health and hygiene, reproductive health care, maternal and child health, immunization and the treatment and control of basic infectious diseases like upper respiratory tract infections. It also focuses on health care administrative issues such as establishing quality health care, human resource management and financial resource mobilization.

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