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     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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Nov  18  2022

Addis Ababa, November 18, 2022 (FBC) – Genet Teshome, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the Republic of Cuba, conferred with Ambassador Luis Alberto Amorós Núñez, Director for the Directorate of the Sub- Saharan Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at his office.

During the meeting, Ambassador Gent briefed the Director on latest developments in Ethiopia notably about the signing of peace agreement between the Government of Ethiopia and the TPLF.

Ambassador Genet stated that the agreement laid the foundation for sustainable peace respecting the sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of Ethiopia.

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Nov  18  2022

Addis Ababa, November 12, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Defense High-tech Hospital received medical equipment and hospital furniture worth of 18 million USD from the China.

The Hospital received more than 9,000 pieces of medical equipment and 7,000 pieces of hospital furniture. These medical devices were installed in the hospital, said the Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Zhao Zhiyuan.

Ambassador Zhao Zhiyuan said he handed over the equipment and furniture to the hospital. After visiting the installation of the devices and furniture in the hospital, he applauded everyone’s efforts.

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Oct 27 2022

Addis Ababa, October 27, 2022 (FBC) – Traditional medicine is the foundation of modern medicine not only in Ethiopia, but globally, said Health Minister Dr. Lia Taddese.

On Thursday 27 October, an annual cultural medicine gathering was held in Bor Mountain in Yem special woreda, Southern Peoples’ Region.

At the same time, Dr. Lia said that studies show that 80 percent of the Ethiopian population uses traditional medicine once in their lifetime.

She pointed out that the Ministry of Health has paid massive attention to indigenous traditional medicines and expertise in its strategic plan.

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Oct 27 2022

Addis Ababa, October 26, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) reiterated that the government will continue providing support to the enterprises in Kilinto Industrial Park.

The EIC team, led by deputy commissioner, Daniel Teressa, visited the project status of Kilinto Industrial Park enterprises; Africure Ethiopia Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, an Ethiopian and Foreign joint investment project, and Prime Point Pharmaceuticals Packaging on Wednesday.

During the visit, the team talked through with the project promoters of Prime Point Pharmaceuticals Packaging about the next steps.

Prime Point Packaging is lined up to manufacture packaging materials for   .....

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Oct 27 2022

Addis Ababa, October 20, 2022 (FBC) – General Coordinator of Beykent University Hospital of Turkiye, Dr. Kerım Koray, discussed with the Deputy Head of Mission of Ethiopia in Ankara, Ambassador Mule Tarekun on how to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the health sector.

The Deputy Head of Mission briefed Dr. Kerım Koray on the favorable investment opportunities in Ethiopia and incentives put in place by the government to encourage foreign investors.

Dr. Kerım Koray, on his part, expressed the interest of his institution to open a hospital in Ethiopia, the first of its kind to be initiated outside the Turkiye, and requested the mission to provide them with the necessary support.

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Oct 27 2022

Addis Ababa, October 12, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopia’s Minister of Health, Lia Taddese (PhD), appreciated the support provided by Last Mile Health for technology enabled blended learning for training of Health Extension Workers.

Dr. Lia Taddese met with Last Mile Health CEO, Lisha McCormick, her team and Ben Pyne, Portfolio & Investments Team Principal of Skoll Foundation.

They discussed the outcome and further scale up of technology enabled blended learning for training of Health Extension Workers (HEWs).

Hence, the Minister praised Last Mile Health for provision of support on the training.

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Nov  18  2022

Addis Ababa, November 16, 2022 (FBC) – Development Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) announced preparations to provide loans for health care institutions rendering territory care.

 The loan is to be offered to health institutions that are currently providing services that require expensive costs and are available in foreign countries, according to DBE’s President Yohannes Ayalew.

Yohannes elaborated that the loan is mainly aimed to enable the beneficiary institutions contribute to the efforts underway to substitute imported health care services with local ones.

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Nov  18  2022

Addis Ababa, November 1, 2022 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) signed a memorandum of understanding with Illanga, a Swiss volunteer service, for ‘Restore Hope Project’, to restore and equip health facilities.

It has been pointed out that the agreement aims to support the health services that have been destroyed by the terrorist TPLF in North Wolo Zone of the Amhara region with medical supplies and put them into operation.

Illanga’s mission is to restore health facilities destroyed by wars and conflicts into service by supporting them with the medical equipment they need and to restore the hope of human beings.

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Oct 27 2022

Addis Ababa, October 27, 2022 (FBC) – Ministry of Health-Ethiopia (MoH) received medical supplies aid worth of 45 million Birr to strengthen the government’s efforts in preventing and controlling malaria.

The Ministry confirmed that the support was provided by ICAP/Ethiopia and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

According to the Ministry, the support will be used in health facilities in six regions for the efforts to prevent and control malaria.

When receiving the supplies, Minister of State at MoH, Dr. Dereje Dhuguma, stated that the support of governmental and non-governmental institutions is effective in the efforts to prevent, control and eliminate malaria.

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Oct 27 2022

Addis Ababa, October 26, 2022 (FBC) – Ministry of Health has distributed mosquito nets to 449 vulnerable woredas which prone to malaria.

The national Malaria Day has been co-organized by Ministry of Health, Amhara Region Health Bureau and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute in Bahir Dar Zuria woreda.

On the occasion, the Health State Minister, Dr. Dereje Duguma said effective control, prevention and elimination of malaria is one of the achievements Ethiopia has registered as per its Millennium Development Goals of the health sector.

But, he said, due to some failures in use of nets and insecticides, there is prevalence of malaria relapse in some areas which are more susceptible to the disease.

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Oct 27 2022

Addis Ababa, October 13, 2022 (FBC) – Qilinto Industrial Park invited investors and manufacturing companies of pharmaceuticals to invest in the sector inside its compound.

The Ethiopian Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) in Addis Ababa gave a tour of the Qilinto Industrial Park to manufacturers, investors and importers engaged in the pharmaceutical sector.

During the visit, Qilinto Industrial Park Manager Mengstu Regasa stated that the industrial park has completed necessary infrastructure for manufacturing companies and is waiting for investors.

Hence, he called on the pharmaceutical sector manufacturing companies interested in ..

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Oct 27 2022

Addis Ababa, October 11, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Supply Service and SEIDOR Consultancy signed a contract for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation for the pharmaceutical supply chain management.

The implementation of the agreement is expected to transform the health service efficiency in Supply chain management,  procurement and data visibility including evidence-based supply planning.

Global Fund budgeted 5.5 million USD for the contract on top of 1.5 million USD investment from the Ministry of Health. The Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse along with other officials attended the signing ceremony.

Meet the Minister

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H.E. Dr. Liya Tadesse

Minister of Health (MOH)

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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