UNAIDS Executive Director lauds Ethiopia’s achievements in the health sector

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Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe upon meeting Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu in Addis Ababa on the margins of the 28th AU Summit on Tuesday (January 31, 2017) praised Ethiopia’s achievements in the health sector.

During their discussion, Mr.Sidibe appreciated Ethiopia for closely working with UNAIDS and noted that the country’s achievements in the health sector, particularly meeting the health-related Millennium Development Goals was significantly commendable.

He also reiterated his Organization’s commitment to continue to support Ethiopia in a bid to help the country meet the globally set plan of ending AIDS epidemic in 2030. Dr. Workineh on his side thanked UNAIDS for the support it has been offering to Ethiopia in the purduit of containing the AIDS epidemic. In such regards, the Minister mentioned Ethiopia’s health policy and particularly its preventive strategy.

The two sides have agreed to boost their collaboration against ending AIDS by 2030.


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