Ethiopia to begin health program in 39,000 schools

Addis Ababa, November 11, 2017 (FBC) – Ethiopia’s Minister of Health, Professor Yifru Berhan, said health programs will be launched in 39,000 government and private schools this academic year. 

About 25 million students from kindergarten up to higher learning institution levels will benefit from the program which consisted of 10 intervention packages, he told ENA.

The program is aimed at raising knowledge and awareness of the students on basic health and prevention based health services, Prof Yifru stated.

He further said the Ministry of Health is ready to work together with the Ministry of Education to strengthen the ongoing school feeding program.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat