Vision, Mission, and Objective

Our Vision
To see healthy, productive and prosperous Ethiopians.

Our Mission

"To promote health and wellbeing of Ethiopians through providing and regulating a comprehensive package of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services of the highest possible quality in an equitable manner."

Our Values

  • Community first
  • Collaboration
  • Commitment
  • Change
  • Trust
  • Continued
  • Professional development

Strategic Objective

  • Community
  1. C1: Improve Health Status
  2. C2: Enhance Community Ownership
  • Financial Stewardship
  1. F1: Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness
  2. P1: Improve Equitable Access to Quality Health Services
  3. P2: Improve Health Emergency Risk Management
  4. P3: Enhance Good Governance
  5. P4: Improve Regulatory System
  • Internal Process
  1. P5: Improve Supply Chain and Logistic Management
  2. P6: Improve Community Participation & Engagement
  3. P7: Improve Resource Mobilization
  4. P8: Improve Research and Evidence for Decision-Making
  5. CB1: Enhance Use of Technology & Innovation
  6. CB2: Improve Development & Management of HRH
  • Learning and Growth
  1. CB3: Improve Health Infrastructure
  2. CB4: Enhance Policy and Procedures

Transformation agendas for this strategic period:

1. Transformation in equity and quality of health care

2. Information revolution

3. Woreda transformation

4. The Caring, Respectful and Compassionate health workforce

Four Health Sector Strategic Pillars are:

        1. Excellence in health service delivery

        2. Excellence in quality improvement and assurance

        3. Excellence in leadership and governance

        4. Excellence in health system capacity

 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

        1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere

        2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

        3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

        4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

        5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

        6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

        7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

        8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

        9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

       10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

       11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

       12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

       13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

       14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for Sustainable development

        15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

        16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

        17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Health Targets of SDG3

3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100 000 live births

3.2 By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under five years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1000 live births and under-five mortality to at least as low as 25 per1000 live births

3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, waterborne diseases and other communicable diseases

3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being

3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol

3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents

3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes

3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all

3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination

3.a Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate

3.b Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the

communicable and non communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all

3.c Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least-developed countries and small island developing States

3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks


World Health Organization (WHO) 2015, Health in 2015, From MDGs to SDGs

Powers and Duties of the Ministry according to proclamation 4/87:

  1. Cause the expansion of health services
  2. Establish and administer referral hospitals as well as study and research centers
  3. Determine standards to be maintained by health services; except insofar as such power is expressly given by law to another organ, issue licenses to and supervise hospitals and health services established by foreign organizations and investors
  4. Determine the qualifications of professionals required for engaging in public health services at various levels; issue certificates of competence to same
  5. Cause the study of traditional medicines; organize research and experimental centers for same
  6. Cause research to be undertaken on traditional medicines and, for this purpose, organize centers for research and experiment
  7. Devise and follow up the implementation of ways and means of preventing and eradicating communicable diseases
  8. Undertake the necessary quarantine controls to protect public health
  9. Undertake studies with a view to determining the nutritional value of foods sites
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