Dr Lia Tadesse says the medical equipment would contribute to reestablishing health services

Health Ministry Gets Medical Equipment Donation from Germany

ADDIS ABABA – Health Minister Lia Tadesse has appreciated Germany’s ‘timely support’ after the Ministry recieved medical equipment donation valued at 1.2 million euros in Wednesday.

Dr Lia, along with German Ambassador Stephan Auer, attended the handover ceremony of the donations to the Ministry of Health (MoH) at the Menschen für Menschen (MfM) Office in Addis Ababa.

The medical equipment support includes ventilators, diagnosis machinery, ICU machinery, lab equipment, operation room and maternity facilities.

They are expected to support ongoing rebuilding efforts of health facilities, including those in conflict-affected Amhara, Afar and Tigray regions.

“The donation supports the Ministry in overcoming setbacks in our health system due to the conflict and shortage of material resources,” Health Minister Lia said.

“The medical equipment not only contributes to reestablishing health services but also to improving the quality of clinical management of patients and provision of critical care services at our health facilities”.

The medical equipment – donated by the German Development Cooperation and the Bavarian state through MfM – are said to be state of the art and valued at 1.2 million euros.

Ambassador Auer said, “this invaluable contribution will not only align seamlessly with the long-term support strategy of German Development Cooperation, but also further strengthens the Ethiopian health system.”

The provision of specialized training for medical and technical personnel as part of the latest support also guarantees the effective utilization of the equipment’s clinical capabilities, the German embassy in Addis Ababa says.