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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. 

  • National Immunization Days against Polio Launched in Addis Ababa Addis Ababa. 13 November 2014 – The first round polio National Immunization Days (NID) in 2014 kicked off today in Addis Ababa in a ceremony held at Edget Betigil Kindergarten in Lideta Sub-City of Addis Ababa.  The launching ceremony, organized by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Addis Ababa City Health Bureau, was attended by the World Health Organization and polio partners. Honorable Dr Kebede Worku, State Minister of Health, noted the great progress in child survival in Ethiopia and in…
  • WHO Ethiopia on Social Media WHO Country Office for Ethiopia has joined the global discussion on health on Facebook and Twitter. Like and follow us, share our stories, join the conversation and be part of our efforts towards better health in Ethiopia!Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WHOEthiopia  Follow us on Twitter: @WHOEthiopia  
  • Visioning for the Future of the Health Sector in Ethiopia The 16th Annual Review Meeting (ARM) of the Health Sector Development Programme was organized by the Federal Ministry of Health, 15-17 October, in Dire Dawa 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, as well as UN agencies, and other health development partners to envision the future…
  • Meningitis A Vaccination Campaign Sets Off to Reach 27 Million People A campaign to vaccinate 27 million Ethiopians between one and 29 years of age against Meningococcal Meningitis A began in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Oromia Region and Addis Ababa in October; the campaing will be completed by 7 November 2014.A Meningitis risk assessment conducted by WHO, with support from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), determined the risk profile by region in 2012. Ethiopia has launched large scale campaigns in three phases targeting all regions over…
  • Ethiopia Deploys 200 Health Workers to Support Ebola Response in West Africa The Government of Ethiopia plans to 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 on 24 October. The Minister…