Ethiopia – Ministry implementing urban health extension program
Addis Ababa, November 17 (WIC) – Health Minister Dr. Tewodros Adhanom, said urban health extension program is underway across the country so as to improve health service of urban dwellers.
Dr. Tewodros told WIC recently that the program is being implemented in urban areas of all states as well as Addis Ababa and Diredawa administration.
The Minister said 5,400 urban health extension workers have been trained for the successful implementation of the program.
Some 1,200 urban health extension workers are required in Addis Ababa alone, Dr. Tewodros said, adding the workers would provide door- to -door health service to the residents.
Some 30,190 health extension workers have already been deployed across the country excluding the 5,400 workers due to be assigned in urban areas, it was learnt.