Ethiopia WHO Country Office


  • Ethiopia | High Level Mission to Gambella - WHO Intensifies Support to Region's Emergency Preparedness A joint WHO mission composed of Ethiopia Country Office, the Africa Regional Office and the Horn of Africa Office for Polio Response Coordination visited health facilities and refugee communities in Gambella Regional State on 5 and 6 August 2015. The mission aimed to strengthen support to the refugee emergency response in the Region. “No country in Africa is burdened by refugees like Ethiopia at the moment,” said Dr Pierre-M’pele-Kilebou, WHO Representative to Ethiopia “WHO Ethiopia is working closely with partners…
  • International Training on Malaria Control Underway in Addis Ababa Malaria has put an estimated 3.3 billion people – 40% of the world population – at risk, killing 584,000 people worldwide, 90% these in Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), has organized a six-weeks training for health practitioners working on Malaria to update and equip them with the necessary skills to plan, manage and implement malaria control programs, and to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing among…
  • Partners Sensitized on the ENGAGE-TB Approach Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society (CSOs) members expressed their interest to integrate Tuberculosis (TB) in their respective program areas to contribute to the fight against Tuberculosis and contribute to the reduction of incidence, prevalence and death related to TB. This was during a one-day sensitization workshop on the ENGAGE-TBapproach held on 27 August 2015 in Adama, bringing together 30 participants from NGOs and CSOs working in different programmatic areas, including HIV/AIDS, Maternal Health, Child Health and other community-based programs. The…
  • WHO Trains African Focal Points on Identifying and Reporting Illicit Medical Products A regional workshop to discuss on substandard/spurious/falsely labeled/falsified/counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products and to introduce participants – who will also serve as national focal points for SSFFC medicines control – to the WHO surveillance and monitoring system took place in Addis Ababa on 11-13 August 2015. The workshop brought participants from 11 Anglophone African countries to deliberate and renew partnerships to create a network and fight together the negative impact of illicit medical products.  In his opening remarks, Mr Bikila Bayisa,…
  • United Kingdom Parliamentarians Visit Ethiopia to Acknowledge the Tremendous Efforts Made to Improve the Child Health UK parliamentarians The Lord Sheikh, Dr Philippa Whitford MP and Mr Jonathan Oates (recently elected to the House of Lords); will visit Ethiopia from 28th September to 2nd October 2015. The delegation will meet with Health Extension Workers, the Women of the Ethiopian Health Development Army, decision makers at the Federal Ministry of Health, and Regional health actors and partners to look at the national health system and community-based health programmes This visit also aims to acknowledge the remarkable progress made by…


This month's events

10-24 August 2015: Workshop and hands-on training on water treatment technology options efficacy performance evaluation to build capacity on advanced water quality testing. Addis Ababa
Contact: Waltaji Terfa; email:

11-13 August 2015: Training workshop on SSFFC medical products for 15 Anglophone African countries. Addis Ababa
Contact: Abraham Gebregiorgis; email:

17-21 August 2015: Global H4+ team visits Ethiopia for review meetings on the H4+/SIDA collaboration with Global H4+ team and H4+ country team, FMoH, SIDA, and other partners.
Contact: Dr Azmach Gebregiorgis; email:

24-26 August 2015: Training on Guinea Work Eradication Program SOPs and visceral leishmaniasis case management to ARRA, NGOs and Gambella Hospital health workers supporting refugee camps. Gambella
Contact: Dr Abate Mulugeta; email: