Ethiopia WHO Country Office

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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 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,…
  • High-Level Mission to Strengthen the Onchocerciasis Control Program in Benishangul-Gumuz Region Assosa. 10 October 2014 – A high-level joint mission led by Dr Kebede Worku, Ethiopian State Minister of Health with Dr Pierre-M’pele-Kilebou, WHO Representative to Ethiopia, Dr Jean-Baptiste Roungou, Director of the Africa Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) and team leaders and technical officers from the three entitities visited the regional Onchocerciasis Program in Assosa.The mission aimed to acknowledge the progress made in Ethiopia in disease control efforts, and “The tremendous achievement in therapeutic coverage and an encouraging geographic coverage [of…
  • Ethiopia Establishes Expert Advisory Committee for River Blindness Elimination Addis Ababa. 7 October 2014 – The Ethiopian Onchocerciasis Elimination Expert Advisory Committee held its first session on 6 and 7 October 2014, marking its establishment. This first session of the Committee is attended by global, regional and national onchocerciasis experts from the World Health Organization, the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), The Carter Center, The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Lions Clubs International Foundation, universities, donor groups including Merck and Co, the Federal Ministry of Health…