Ministry working to expand quality health service

19 Mar 2017

Third Annual National Health Care  Quality Summit underscored  that  the expanding of integrated health facilities  is crucial  for rendering   quality health care services  across the country.

Opening the summit recently,   Health State Minister Dr. Kebede Worku said that national five-year Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP)  has improved the overall  service delivery quality  in the country.

According to Dr. Kebede, the prime agenda of HSTP is to improve quality and equity of health service in all  health care facilities.

Health Service Quality Director Directorate Dr. Ayele Teshome for his part noted that nation has registered significant achievements and progress in terms of  delivering quality health services.

According to Dr. Ayele, the World Health Assembly launched  Saving Lives through Safe Surgery (SaLTS) initiative  in 2015 , the initiative  aims to make emergency surgical and anesthesia care accessible and affordable  to all. Hence, Ethiopia is exerting efforts to realize  the initiative, he added.

Institute for Health care Improvement President and CEO Derek Feeley noted that ''Ethiopia is doing well in health sector.''  Equipping  health facilities with  the desire human and financial resources  is a part and parcel of  addressing the  emerging challenges of quality service , he said.

According  to Derek,  high quality integration will be  possible,  so long as  the best evidences and standards across States of Ethiopia  are applied in line with cultural experience .

 

BY MENGISTEAB TESHOME

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