Ethiopia WHO Country Office


  • UN H4+ Contributing to Ethiopia’s Strides to Improve Maternal and Child Health Addis Ababa. 26 August 2015 – The exceptional leadership of the Ethiopian Government in the efforts to improve maternal and new-born health was commended by the UN H4+ Global Team mission that visited Ethiopia from 17-21 August 2015. The team assessed progresses made on maternal and new-born health as a result of interventions supported in the past two years by UN H4+ agencies – UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNWOMEN and WHO – with the government of Ethiopia. The interventions were supported through…
  • WHO Ethiopia in Humanitarian Action WHO Country office Ethiopia is playing an essential role in supporting the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies with public health consequences. To deliver on its core commitments and performance standards, the country office fulfils four critical functions in emergency response: leadership, information, and technical expertise and core services. In Ethiopia WHO country office fulfills the four critical functions to ensure that the country is ready to respond to   any crisis and…
  • Changing the Conversation on Development Finance for Health Speaking at the side event onChanging the Conversation on Development Finance for Health, WHO Director Genearl Dr Margaret Chan, underscored the need to change the conversation in accordance with the changing global social, demographic and financial landscape.  The conversation focused on the vision and future of development finance for health in the backdrop of increasingly constrained finances. Whereas the Millennium Development Goals was about rich countries helping poor countries towards these goals, the Sustainable Development Goals apply to all - 193…
  • High Level Commitment to Sustain Achievements Made in Polio Interruption In a bid to confirm global and national commitment to the eradication of polio from Ethiopia and the Continent, a high level polio vaccination event was held at Selam Health Centre in Addis Ababa. Minister of Health Dr Kesetebirhan Admasu, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr Margaret Chan, The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Chief Executive Officer Dr Seth Berkley and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Ms Yoka Brandt participated in the event, symbolically administering polio drops to…
  • Landmark Launching of a 10-Year Strategy and Plan of Action to Transform Local Pharmaceutical Industry Implementation will Improve Access to Medicines  The week of the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) was an opportune time to launch the ambitious 10-year National Strategy and Plan of Action to Develop Local Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Capacity in order to increase access to locally manufactured, quality-assured, medicines. The FfD brought together high level persona from key health and development partners, most of whom attended and spoke at the launching event.    The Strategy and Plan of Action, which…


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: