Digitized Patient Health Information Management Application “Welfare Pass” Agreement Signed.

Welfare Pass

The Ministry of Health has today signed an agreement with MasterCard, Gavi and JSI to launch the app.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Lia Tadesse, said in a press statement at the signing ceremony that the Ministry will strengthen its information-based decision-making system in the Second Health Sector Plan. She said special attention is being given to collecting, analyzing and using quality information. At the same time, she said, the launch of the digital app will help update the information system in the health sector.

The Ministry of Health and the French Embassy signed an agreement to refurbish Dessie General Hospital

french Embassy

Dessie General Hospital is one of the war-affected health facilities, and an agreement was signed among the Ministry of Health, the French Embassy in Ethiopia and the African Union to better refurbish the hospital.

Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse said the Ministry of Health is working hard to restore and refurbish health facilities damaged during the war. She said the French government has supported the project which is worth over 81 million birr to refurbish Dessie General Hospital.

Two memorandums of understanding were signed to cover the cost of medical treatment and air ticket to India for 100 children with heart disease and to further strengthen the services provided by the Ethiopian Children's Cardio Center.


Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed among the Ministry of Health, Ethiopian Airlines, Rotary International and the Ethiopian Heart Patients Association to send 100 heart patients to India for treatment by covering the full cost of treatment and air tickets. The Ministry of Health, Dr. Lia Tadesse, said the memorandum of understanding will strengthen the work being done to prevent non-communicable diseases in Ethiopia.

A Healthy society plays an important role in maintaining peace and peace is vital for Health. 

75th Annual World Health Summit

The Minister of Health, Dr. Lia Tadesse, at the 75th Annual World Health Summit, under the theme "Peace for Health & Health for Peace" said that a healthy society has a significant role to play in ensuring a secure and lasting peace, and peace is vital for health.

"There can be no health without peace," the Minister stated, highlighting how several health facilities had been destroyed and looted, many displaced and affected during the conflict in northern Ethiopia. She noted that this has hampered access to health care for a large number of people.

The Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly officially commenced in Geneva, Switzerland, on 22 May 2022.

World Health Assembly

It is the first in-person Health Assembly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme of this year’s #WHA75 is 'Peace for Health and Health for Peace'. The assembly will make a series of strategic consultations and discussions on current and future priorities for public health issues of global importance.

In Jakarta, Indonesia, ministers from 37 countries are exchanging experiences on water, sanitation and hygiene.

ministers from 37 countries are exchanging experiences on water, sanitation and hygiene.

The forum was attended by governmental and non-governmental civic organizations, UN agencies, development banks, and other stakeholders. The discussion focused on the sustainable development goals for sustainable access to basic water, sanitation, and hygiene services.
The forum in Jakarta is said to focus primarily on political commitment, additional investment, leadership, and accountability to achieve the goals of water, sanitation, and hygiene services by 2030.