WHO African Region: Ethiopia

Donation of Computers, Printers and LCD Projectors

The WHO Ethiopia Country Office today donated to the Ministry of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia computers, printers and LCD projectors worth 415,500 Ethiopian Birr ( USD 46,167) to strengthen the regional TB and Leprosy control Programme in Ethiopia.

Dr. Kebede Worku and Dr Olusegun A. Babaniyi

In addition 35 used computers with printers were also donated to the Ministry of Health to strengthen the health training schools in all the 11 regions in Ethiopia. The WHO Country Office secured the used computers from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

The donation was handed over to Dr. Kebede Worku, State Minister of Health in the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia by Dr Olusegun A. Babaniyi, WHO Representative to Ethiopia.

In a brief remark during the handing over ceremony, which took place in the conference hall of the Ministry of Health, in the presence of local media representatives, Dr Olusegun A Babaniyi WR said that these donations are part of WHO’s contribution to the vigorous effort of the Federal Ministry of Health to control Tuberculosis through out the country. He assured the State Minister that, WHO will continue to provide technical and financial support, including procurement of essential equipments when necessary, to the Federal Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Departments in all areas of disease prevention and control.

In accepting the donations on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, Dr Kebede Worku, State Minister of Health thanked WHO for the generous donations and said that WHO has always been a reliable partner which supports the Federal Ministry of Health, both technically and financially in all areas of disease prevention and control activities.

The donations to the TB and Leprosy Control Programme consisted of 11 Dell desk top computers with monitors and speakers, 11 UPS, 11 HP LaserJet P2015 printers, 10 Toshiba Laptop computers and 10 LCD Projectors.

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