WHO Earmarks Over USD 44 mln. For
Addis Ababa Feb. 19 (ENA) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has earmarked 44.3 million US
dollars for Ethiopia for the years 2000 and 2001 to underpin the country's efforts to promote its health
sector development programme.
In an interview with ENA, WHO country representative and chief of mission in Ethiopia. Dr. Michel Jancloes,
said, the stated sum of money would go to the areas of disease control, health system development and
family health programme being carried out across the country.
Ethiopia is WHO's first largest beneficiary in Africa, Jancloes said, adding the cooperation between WHO
and Ethiopia was established on the spirit of partnership and real dialogue.
He said containing the spread of tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS as well as polio eradication and
expanded programme of immunization were WHO's areas of priority in the country.
He further pointed out that the UN specialized agency had launched new programmes in Arar, Somali,
Benshangul-Gumuz and Gambella states with a view to improving the health sector in these areas with the
provision of technical assistance.