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.
She said the Ethiopian government is working with stakeholders to restore and rehabilitate health services.
She called on the international community and partners for concerted efforts and support to reach vulnerable populations in different challenges.