Ethiopia NCDI Commission launches report

The Ethiopia NCDI Commission formally launched their report at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa on November 27, 2018. Her Excellency Dr. Lia Tadesse, State Minister of Health, opened and closed the event and participated in a panel discussion with members of the Commission. The program featured detailed presentations of the Commission’s findings and recommendations from Commission members Dr. Wubaye Walelgne, Dr. Solomon Tessema, and Prof. Abraham Haileamlak.

state minister of health Dr. lia Tadesse (center) participates in a panel with ncdi poverty commission co-chair Dr. abraham haileamlak (seated to her left), commission advisor and lancet ncdi poverty commission member dr. ole norheim (seated to her right) and commission members (from left to right) dr. wubaye welelgne, dr. solomon memire, and dr. molla gedefaw.

state minister of health Dr. lia Tadesse (center) participates in a panel with ncdi poverty commission co-chair Dr. abraham haileamlak (seated to her left), commission advisor and lancet ncdi poverty commission member dr. ole norheim (seated to her right) and commission members (from left to right) dr. wubaye welelgne, dr. solomon memire, and dr. molla gedefaw.

A diverse group attended the launch, including a range of stakeholders from the Federal Ministry of Health; additional national ministries; civil society organizations, including advocacy groups for cancer, diabetes and palliative care; the World Health Organization; the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission; Partners In Health; CDC Africa; and the African Union.

participants in workshop launching ethiopia ncdi poverty report.

participants in workshop launching ethiopia ncdi poverty report.

In addition to presentations from key members of the group, the audience also watched four Voices of NCDI Poverty videos filmed in Ethiopia, which were extremely well received. 

Both the full report and a summary version are available here