Ethiopia raises WHO standard health facilities to 40%

Addis Ababa, September 7, 2017 (FBC) –Ethiopia has raised health facilities which meet requirements of World Health Organization (WHO) to 40 percent from only 7 percent 10 years ago, said the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The raise in number of standard health facilities, coupled with a remarkable increase of trained health professionals, helped the country register a major success in preventing the spread of communicable diseases, Prof. Yirfu Berhan, Minister of Health told FBC today.

Dr Amir Aman, State Minister of Health for his part said the number of government hospitals rose to 411 from 87 ten years ago, thereby making a huge boost for Ethiopia’s prevention-based health policies.

He said Ethiopian women who give birth within health institutions and immunization coverage rates for children also rose to 71 percent and 93 percent, respectively, he said.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat