November 29, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopian delegation, headed by Minister of Health, Dr. Lia Taddese, is attending the 3rd annual International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA2023), in Lusaka, Zambia.
Sept 27, 2023
Addis Ababa, November 27, 2023 (FBC) – Russia will help Ethiopia improve its epidemic preparedness capacity, Russian health agency Rospotrebnadzor says.
A delegation of the Russian Health Agency discussed with officials of the Ethiopian Health Ministry on potential areas of cooperation.
The delegation stated that Russia will also assist Ethiopia in the development of laboratories. Moreover, the two countries agreed to conduct joint scientific research, according to Rospotrebnadzor.
Sept 18, 2023
Addis Ababa, November 13, 2023 (FBC) – The establishment of the African Medicine Agency (AMA) is crucial to ensure access to quality medicines in a sustainable manner in the continent, according to Ministry of Health.
Health, Social, Development, Cultural and Sport Affairs Standing Committee of the House of Peoples’ Representatives held a discussion today with stakeholders on the draft proclamation of Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency.
The African countries adopted the treaty to establishing the Agency in 2019, which came into force in 2021.
Sept 18, 2023
Addis Ababa, November 7, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia’s Minister of Health, Lia Taddese highlighted her country’s efforts to replace pharmaceuticals and medical equipment with local products at the Second World Local Production Forum, organized by World Health Organization (WHO).
The Minister asserted her country’s efforts while chairing a panel discussion at the 2nd World Local Production Forum, under the theme “Enhancing access to medicines and other health technologies”.
Aiming to explore ways of enhancing locally manufactured pharmaceuticals in Africa, the panel discussion was held on the sidelines of the Forum. The event is being held from 6 to 8 November 2023, in The Hague, the Netherlands, according to the Ministry of Health.
Sept 18, 2023
Addis Ababa, November 2, 2023 (FBC) – Minister of Health, Lia Taddese, had a discussion on Wednesday with members of the parliament of Republic of Korean government.
During their meeting, the Minister and the Korean MPs discussed the existing and potential collaborations with the government of Republic of Korea through KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency), Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH), Korea Exim bank and more on health system priorities of Ethiopia, like communicable diseases including hepatitis, NCD, nutrition, pandemic preparedness, human resource for health development and more.
Sept 18, 2023
Addis Ababa, October 30, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Minister of Health, Lia Tadesse, met and held a discussion with the president of Italy’s Lazio region, Francesco Roccaa.
According to the Embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa, their discussion focused to explore forms of collaboration in the medical-health sector and for the reconstruction of hospital infrastructures in conflict-ridden areas.
They also explored ways of other forms of cooperation in the economic and training fields between Ethiopia and companies in the Lazio region.
Sept 18, 2023
Addis Ababa, September 18, 2023 (FBC) – Malaria epidemic remains the leading cause of death in Africa particularly children, Ethiopia’s Health Minister, Lia Taddese remarked.
The 9th Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Annual Conference and Exhibition opened today in Addis Ababa.
More than 1,000 participants have been attending 5-day global conference to discuss on ways to combat malaria in Africa.
In her virtual message she delivered to the conference, Health Minister Lia said the spread of malaria and related diseases in Africa are major public health predicaments noting that Malaria epidemic has been the leading cause of death in the continent particularly children.
Sept 09, 2023
Addis Ababa, September 8, 2023 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Health Minister, Dr. Lia Tadesse stated that the International Conference on Primary Health Care 2023 (ICPHC2023) held in Addis Ababa has been an extraordinary experience, marking a significant step towards a healthier future.
“We express our sincere appreciation to the organizers, attendees, speakers, collaborating organizations and sponsors for their steadfast support and commitment in making this conference an enormous success,”
Dr. Lia called for joint efforts to guarantee accessible, quality, affordable and enduring primary healthcare for everyone, working together side by side.
Sept 06, 2023
Addis Ababa, September 6, 2023 (FBC) – Community engagement is fundamental to Primary Health Care (PHC), Dr. Lia Taddese, the Minister of Health – Ethiopia, said in her opening remarks at the International Conference on Primary Health Care (ICPHC).
The International Conference on Primary Health Care 2023 (ICPHC2023) is being held from September 5 to 7 under the theme: “Resilient Primary Health Care: The Foundation of Universal Health Coverage in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals”.
It is learned that the Conference has brought together more than 500 registrants from 50 countries to discuss how countries are moving forward on Primary Health Care in midst of all the crises that the world is facing.
Aug 30, 2023
Addis Ababa, August 30, 2023 (FBC) – State Minister of Health, Dr. Dereje Duguma, held a discussion with Dr. Christopher Elias, President of the International Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
State Minister of Health, Dr. Dereje Duguma, who is leading the Ethiopian delegation in the 73rd World Health Organization’s regional committee Meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, held a discussion with Dr. Christopher Elias, President of the International Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In their discussion, Dr. Dereje explained to the President of the International Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the outstanding results that Ethiopia has achieved in reducing maternal and child mortality and disease prevention and control over the past years.
Aug 30, 2023
Addis Ababa, August 30, 2023 (FBC) – Ethiopia and Pakistan are mulling further cooperation in the health sector, especially in the areas of academic and research collaboration.
To this end, a six-member Ethiopian delegation together with Jemal Beker, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to Pakistan met with senior officials of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination of Pakistan as well as related parastatals and public sector universities.
The delegation, led by Dr. Abdulahi Hussein, Vice President of Ethiopia’s Jigjiga University, paid a visit to the Ministry of National Health Services and met with Director General Health Dr. Baseer Achakzai to discuss cooperation.
Meet the Minister
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.
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
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.