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WHO Chief: World’s Worst Health Crisis is in Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 16, 2022

💭 የዓለም ጤና ድርጅት ዋና ዳይሬክተር፡የአለማችን አስከፊው የጤና ቀውስ ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ነው

አብዛኛው የዓለም ትኩረት በዩክሬን ደም መፋሰስ ላይ ያተኮረ በመሆኑ፣ የዓለም ጤና ድርጅት ኃላፊ በዛሬው ረቡዕ ዕለት እንዳሉት፤ “በምድር ላይ በሚሊዮን የሚቆጠሩ ሰዎች ጤና አደጋ ላይ የወደቀበት ቦታ ከኢትዮጵያ የትግራይ ክልል በይበልጥ የከፋ የለም።”

የዓለም ጤና ድርጅት ዋና ዳይሬክተር ቴዎድሮስ አድሃኖም ገብረእየሱስ በመጡበት በትግራይ ያለው ሁኔታ “አሰቃቂ” ነው ሲሉ ክልሉ ለአምስት መቶ ቀናት ያህል “ከውጭው ዓለም ተዘግቷል” ብለዋል።

ዶ/ር ቴድሮስ ለጋዜጠኞች በሰጡት መግለጫ፤ “ከታህሳስ ወር አጋማሽ ጀምሮ ምንም አይነት እርዳታ ለትግራይ አልደረሰም፣ በክልሉ በአለም ጤና ድርጅት የተገመገሙ ሶስት አራተኛው የጤና ተቋማት ወድመዋል፤” ብለዋል። በክልሉ አርባ ሺህ ለሚሆኑ የኤችአይቪ ተጠቂዎች ምንም አይነት ህክምና አለመኖሩን ተናግረዋል።

💭 As much of the world’s attention is focused on the bloodshed in Ukraine, the head of the World Health Organization saya there is ”nowhere on earth where the health of millions of people is more under threat” than Ethiopia’s Tigray region..

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the situation in Tigray from where he hails was “catastrophic,” saying the region had been “sealed off from the outside world” for about 500 days.

“No food aid has been delivered since the middle of December,” Tedros told a press briefing, adding that about three quarters of health facilities assessed by WHO in the region had been destroyed. He said there was no treatment for about 40,000 people with HIV in the region.

“Yes, I’m from Tigray and this crisis affects me, my family and my friends very personally,” Tedros said. “But I, the director general of WHO, I have a duty to protect and promote health wherever it’s under threat,” he said. “And there is nowhere on earth where the health of millions of people is more under threat than Tigray.”

Tedros said the U.N. health agency had now documented 43 attacks on health care workers and facilities in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began last month.

WHO has now opened supply lines to many cities in Ukraine, but some access challenges remained. The agency continued to call for attacks on health workers and facilities to stop.

But Tedros said the crisis in Ukraine was “far from the only crisis to which WHO is responding,” citing ongoing problems in Yemen, Syria and Ethiopia.

Earlier this year, the government of Ethiopia sent a letter to the World Health Organization, accusing Tedros of “misconduct” after his sharp criticism of the war and humanitarian crisis in the country.



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