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16 Apr 2018 description

“This report documents the 2017 work of the WHO country team for ETHIOPIA – the focus and achievements of the country team made possible by the extraordinary support of the WHO Regional Office for Africa and WHO headquarters. In 2017, the work of WHO in Ethiopia was organized around THREE investment pillars – (1) responding to health emergencies, (2) building resilient health system, and (3) reforming WHO for effectiveness – in the context of such core principles of the Agenda 2030 as leave no one behind, working across sectors, and whole of government and whole of society approaches”

19 Jun 2017 description


In 2016, Ethiopia experienced the worst drought in the past fifty years which lead to a record level of humanitarian needs. The El Niño phenomenon severely affected food security and agricultural production in Ethiopia, with cascading effects on livelihoods, nutrition, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. This was due to the combined effect of drought, flooding, disease outbreaks and malnutrition, as well as the disruption of basic public services, including health and education.