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The mission of the WHO Ethiopia Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Ethiopia through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes. 

  • WHO and Partners Commemorate World Polio Day Addis Ababa. 24 October 2014 – The World Polio Day was commemorated today with the theme "End Polio Now!" in an event organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Rotary International at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) premises, as a symbol of the UN and Rotary International standing together in the fight against polio. The Day was also for the first time celebrated alongside UN Day.Speaking at the event, Dr Pierre M’pele-Kilebou, WHO Representative, commended the…
  • Ethiopia Deploys 200 Health Workers to Support Ebola Response in West Africa Addis Ababa. 24 October. The Government of Ethiopia will deploy 200 volunteer health professionals to Ebola affected countries in West Africa along with USD 500,000 of financial support. Ethiopia’s support to West Africa will focus on strengthening case management, surveillance and organization of community care.“If the WHO prediction of 10,000 cases per week becomes true, we need to strengthen especially community care,” said Dr Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of Health in the press conference held at the Ministry of Health today. The Minister…
  • WHO Representative in Ethiopia Pays Courtesy Visit to H.E. the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Addis Ababa. 20 October 2014 – H.E. Dr Mulatu Teshome, the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia granted an audience to Dr Pierre M’pele-Kilebou, the World Health Organization Representative to Ethiopia. Dr M’pele was accompanied by Dr Fiona Braka, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, Dr Abebayehu Mengistu, Disease Prevention and Control Cluster Coordinator, Mr Pierre Lessimi, Management Cluster Coordinator and Mrs Loza Mesfin, Communication, Advocacy and Media Program Officer.Dr Pierre M’pele seized this opportunity to report on…
  • Second Large-Scale Meningitis A Campaign Launched in Ethiopia Addis Ababa. 19 October – A campaign to vaccinate 27 million Ethiopians against Meningococcal Meningitis A was launched today in target regions of the country. This second phase preventive campaign is targeting people aged between one and 29 years in 39 zones of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Oromia and Addis Ababa.A Meningitis risk assessment conducted by WHO in 2012 determined the risk profile by region and, with support from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), Ethiopia…
  • Crossing the MDG finish line and visioning for the future of the health sector in Ethiopia Dire Dawa. 16 October 2014 – The 16th Annual Review Meeting (ARM) of the Health Sector Development Programme began yesterday in Dire Dawa. The meeting organized by the Federal Ministry of Health will run from 15 to 17 October under the theme "Crossing the finish line and envisioning beyond: Towards equitable and better quality health services in Ethiopia". The annual meeting brought together over 800 participants from the Ministry of Health, regional health bureaus, hospitals, universities, professional associations, civil society organizations,…