Minister of Health, Dr. Mekdes Daba, discussed with the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tewodros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.


In their discussion, the World Health Organization has announced that it will support measures to strengthen human resources development, health financing, regular vaccination services, and to control malaria and cholera in Ethiopia.

Minister of Health Dr. Mekdes Daba stated that Ethiopia will work with the World Health Organization to ensure universal health coverage and further strengthen primary health care services.

A panel discussion was held at the 77th World Health Assembly being held in Geneva, on the threat posed by AMR( Anti Microbial Resistance) 

Dr. Mekdes Daba

Speaking at the forum, the Minister of Health, Dr. Mekdes Daba, said that Ethiopia is working on a strategy for the proper use of antibiotics and the prevention of AMR( anti Microbial Resistance).

The 3rd National Conference on Social and Behavioural Change is underway in Addis Ababa with the theme "Social Behavioural Change for Sustainable Development".

Dr. Mekdes Daba

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association and partners, is holding the third National Social and Behavioural Change Conference under the theme "Social and Behavioural Change Activities for Sustainable Health Development" in Addis Abba, where more than 400 participants including experts from 13 international countries attended.

USAID has provided 156 gene extraction machines to the Ministry of Health


The support costs three million US dollars and it is known that it is the support of Ten Colored Gene Expert Machines, which can quickly detect TB disease through rapid molecular diagnosis of TB. It has been stated that the gene expert machines obtained will be transferred to health institutions in affected regions and areas where TB is prevalent.