WHO Ethiopia signs grant settlement with Canada on declaring crucial health products and companies in the context of COVID-19

Addis Ababa, 16 February 2021 – The World Neatly being Organization and Canada signed an settlement to beget sure that functional health products and companies in the context of COVID-19 in Ethiopia.  By plan of this settlement, Canada will provide WHO a grant amounting to 9.9 million Canadian bucks to improve the valuable health care skill to raise crucial health products and companies, specifically for ladies, girls and weak populations, whereas declaring an efficient response to COVID-19 to steer clear of additional preventable illness and loss of life amongst the Ethiopian inhabitants.


The WHO Consultant to Ethiopia, Dr. Boureima Hama Sambo, thanked Canada for the available funding to improve continuity of vital health products and companies. He stated, “The grant is no longer going to finest improve the provision of quality, gender-responsive crucial health products and companies at valuable care stage nonetheless additionally enhance health system resilience by constructing the skill of regional and city health authorities to take care of fresh and future crises.” 

This grant will abet approximately 6.5 million Ethiopians in need, of which 50% are anticipated to be ladies. The final inhabitants of Ethiopia are indirect beneficiaries, cashing in on the efforts to improve both the federal and regional health methods, with a highlight on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) products and companies.

“Canada’s reinforce will provide frontline health workers with the coaching, treatment, and instruments, including the private holding instruments, they wish to kill, detect, and answer to COVID-19,” stated Mr. Stephen Weaver, acting Minister-Counsellor and Senior Director (Trend) in the Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia. “This funding additionally ensures the continuation of vital health products and companies for weak populations at some point of Ethiopia in the heart of this pandemic, including sexual and reproductive health and rights products and companies. These products and companies, in accordance with Ethiopia’s strategies and Canada’s Feminist Global Support Policy, will take care of the lots of wants of girls and men,” he added.

The targets of the reinforce are in accordance with the priorities of the Ethiopian authorities, and the instantaneous outcomes of the reinforce will encompass improved competencies of health and care workers connected to an infection prevention and control and precedence standard purposes of health products and companies. The challenge additional goals to raise out increased catch admission to to particular healthcare products and companies, including SRHR; better awareness of SRHR products and companies for ladies and girls amongst communities and native authorities; increased awareness and skill amongst decisionmakers on gender equality problems in terms of particular health products and companies shipping; and improved skill to beget federal health strategies and plans that incorporate resilience sides.

WHO Ethiopia will continue to work closely with the Federal Ministry of Neatly being and regional health bureaus to successfully put in power the activities planned below the grant reinforce, and to raise out reduction in the burden of preventable illness and loss of life in the context of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, specifically amongst ladies and girls in Ethiopia. 


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Loza Mesfin Tesfaye

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WHO Ethiopia

E-mail: tesfayel [at] who.int

Tel: +251 911 144 194 (Yell, Whatsapp)

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