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National Healthcare Innovation and Quality Summit Kicks off

Addis Ababa, March 5, 2024 (FBC) – The 8th National Healthcare Innovation and Quality Summit is underway that emphasizes healthcare quality, safety and equity in the Ethiopian health system.

A three-day summit under the theme: “Promoting Health System Innovation to Enhance Healthcare Quality, Safety and Equity,” kicked off today at the Headquarters of African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa.

The summit brought together the diverse and dynamic actors in the health sector to share their insights, experiences, best practices, challenges and opportunities for health system innovation, as ENA reported.

Despite tremendous measures that has been reinforced to improve the health sector, rising costs, inconsistent outcomes, and fragmented delivery service and among others have remained as major bottlenecks in the sector.

In order to solve the challenges, the Ministry of Health has put strong emphasis on transforming the health system of the country to ensure a better healthcare system, it was indicated.

To this end, a three-day summit stressed the need for  addressing the  challenges in  the healthcare service  by  embracing  innovation, developing  and implementing  new ideas, technologies, and methods.

The summit is also believed to be instrumental in bringing about inputs that would help to improve the health institutions for delivering a quality, affordable, as well as equitable healthcare accessibility.

A three-day summit was attended by higher government officials from the federal and regional government of Ethiopia, partners, donors, health professionals, researchers among others.

Moreover, the summit brought together participants for UN organizations like WHO, Civil Society Organizations, and others in person and via webinar, it was learned.


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