On May 26, 2022

Addis Ababa, May 26, 2022 (FBC) – The Minister of Health, Dr. Lia Tadesse, at the 75th Annual World Health Summit, under the theme “Peace for Health and Health for Peace” said that a healthy society has a significant role to play in ensuring a secure and lasting peace, and peace is vital for health.

“There can be no health without peace,” the Minister stated, highlighting how several health facilities had been destroyed and looted, many displaced and affected during the conflict in northern Ethiopia.

“A Healthy society plays an important role in maintaining peace and peace is vital for Health,” she added.

She noted that this has hampered access to health care for a large number of people. She said the Ethiopian government is working with stakeholders to restore and rehabilitate health services.

She called on the international community and partners for concerted efforts and support to reach vulnerable populations in different challenges.

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