H.E Professor Yifru Berehan Mitike, Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia reaffirmed governments commitment to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases from Ethiopia. On a high level panel discussion held in Geneva on the 18th April 2017, the minister explained that Ethiopia has scored remarkable achievement on the combat against NTDs. He said that the government is commuted more than ever to eliminate Trachoma by 2020. The minister explained that community ownership
, political commitment and effective partnership are behind the success in Ethiopia.
The minister also amplified Ethiopian progress on a high level NTD Partnership Meeting held on 19th April 2017 in WHO headquarters Geneva. The minister acknowledged the global effort to fight NTDs and reaffirmed Ethiopia’s commitment.
Various philanthropies including Bill Gates and CEOs of pharmaceutical giants had attended both gatherings in Geneva. H.E Minister Yifru was accompanied by H.E Ambassador Negash Kibret during his stay in Geneva.