ADDIS ABABA – UN’s World Health Organization has inaugurated a national and regional emergency medical team (EMT) training center in Addis Ababa.
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, and Dr Lia Tadesse, Ethiopia Health Minister, inaugurated the center on Wednesday.
“The center is to be established using the premises of the Addis Ababa Field hospital in collaboration with WHO,” Health in minister Dr. Lia said.
The center will train disaster and health emergency management professionals from across the continent – enhancing their technical and practical skills.
The training will include a wide scope of emergencies, including cholera, Shigella and Ebola.
“Building on the lessons of the pandemic, this will strengthen everyday emergency preparedness and having self-sufficient emergency medical teams for a timely response,” said Dr. Lia.
The Minister also appreciated “WHO for this initiative of establishing regional EMT training center in Flag of Ethiopia as it gives us unique opportunity to build in-country capacity & be a part of the overall EMT network in the region”.