World Well being Group (WHO) has donated a discipline automobile and an ambulance to Afar Regional Well being Bureau. The ambulance was procured with funding from the UK’s International, Commonwealth & Growth Workplace as a part of its assist to enhancing important well being service supply at war-affected well being services in northern Ethiopia, with a deal with sexual and reproductive well being providers, and can be used for reproductive, maternal and little one well being providers at Dupti Hospital, together with for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).
“WHO is happy to accomplice with UK AID to assist enchancment of important well being service supply together with sexual reproductive well being providers, scientific care of gender-based violence, psychological well being and psychosocial assist for the individuals of Afar area.”
Dr Dereje Duguma, State Minister of Well being, commented in the course of the handing over occasion, “We commend the colleagues who’re on the bottom serving our individuals in Afar, and we thank WHO Ethiopia for the continued technical and materials assist to strengthen the well being system.”
The donation is a part of WHO’s assist to restoration of well being services broken by the battle. The automobiles will contribute to the efforts to enhance the general public well being providers within the Afar Area.
The automobiles donated to the well being bureaus will contribute to strengthening the well being system and enhancing public well being providers within the area. As a part of the assist restoration of well being services and providers in these conflict-affected areas, WHO has deployed fit-for-purpose employees to assist native authorities to revitalize and strengthen illness surveillance and reporting in addition to sexual and reproductive well being and GBV providers at well being services.
WHO additionally supplies medicines, medical provides, tools, and inter-agency emergency well being kits to Afar area and trains frontline well being staff to enhance human useful resource capability to supply scientific, psychological well being and psychosocial providers to communities affected by battle, together with survivors of rape and GBV.