Ethiopia, WHO Country Office, What’s Next?


WHO began when their Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948.They have now reached more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at their headquarters in Geneva.

Their primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.

These are their main areas of work:

Health systems
Promoting health through the life-course
Non communicable diseases
Communicable diseases
Corporate services
Preparedness, surveillance and response.

Ethiopia WHO Country Office

The Ethiopia country health profiles provide an overview of the situation and trends of priority health problems and the health systems profile, including a description of institutional frameworks, trends in the national response, key issues and challenges. They promote evidence-based health policymaking through a comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of the health situation and health system in the country.

Among all the involvements throughout the years, the Ethiopia WHO country office hosted main events as:

WHO Ethiopia in AWD Prevention Activities

WHO supporting Ethiopia to Obtain Biosafety Level 3 Mobile Laboratory

“END POLIO NOW, MAKE HISTORY TODAY”. Each year, the WPD provides an opportunity to reflect on the achievements gained in polio eradication and to emphasize the continued commitment needed to achieve eradication.

WHO and African Union host the Fifth Meeting of the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI).

What’s next?

The WHO Executive Board opened on 23 January and will close on 1 February 2017. The annual Board meeting will set the agenda for, and the resolutions to be considered by, the 70th World Health Assembly (22–31 May 2017). WHO Executive Board selected 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director-General.

Five candidates were interviewed by Member States today prior to the vote. The names of the 3 nominees were announced at a public meeting on Wednesday evening, 25 January 2017.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr David Nabarro

Dr Sania Nishtar

All Member States will choose among the 3 nominees by vote at the World Health Assembly in May 2017. The new Director-General will take office on 1 July 2017.

What do you think it would mean For Ethiopia If Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is selected as the new Director-General?




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