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Communicable diseases prevention project launched in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, September 18, 2023 (FBC) – A project aimed at preventing communicable diseases before they occur in Ethiopia has been launched today.

The project dubbed ‘Epi Gen Ethiopia’ will be implemented in Ethiopia over the coming five years with a cost of 4 million euros obtained from the European Union (EU).

Ethiopian Public Health Institute Deputy General Director, Getachew Tolera, said the project is expected to help strengthen research capabilities of the country in addition to preventing communicable diseases.

The establishment of international standard laboratories and training of more than 15 professionals with PhD are parts of the project, he added.

Noting that the country used to send samples abroad to test new cases of diseases, the deputy director said the project is also very important for it will enable Ethiopia to conduct such laboratory tests inside the country, per ENA.

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