Online Program

MDG achievements and beyond 2015: The Ethiopia case

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Mengistu Asnake, MD, MPH, Pathfinder International, World Federation of Public Health Associations, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia as one of the developing countries engaged in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) has made a commendable progress towards reaching most of the MDGs. Apart from decline in poverty, positive gains have been made in terms of education, health and reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. These advances are owed largely to government efforts with substantial support from the development partners. Although impressive progress has been made, there is still work to be done in the remaining period and plan the way forward beyond 2015.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Describe the progress made in the achievement of MDGs in Ethiopia Discuss the approaches to be taken beyond 2015.

Keyword(s): Developing Countries, Sustainability

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been managing public health programs within the government sector and international NGOs in Ethiopia over the past 25 years that are directly related to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). In my current position I am managing a program which is linked to most of the health MDGs and involved in most of the in-country and global discussions on the progress and MDG beyond 2015.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.