Posted on :Wednesday , 24th April 2019
The Nepal's high level delegation which was led by H.E. Mr Upendra Yadav, who is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population of Nepal and three members of the Nepal Parliamentarian of Federalism visited to Ethiopia.
The visit was specialy to understand the entire administrative and political structure of Ethiopia with an prominence of federalism focusing to the health system and to understand the processes used to design the federal structures and the effect on human resources management, oversight, accountability and financing in a decentralized system.
The delegation team started their project by the introductory meeting with H.E. Dr Seharla Abdulahi, State Minister of Health-Operation and Dr. Abdurazak Gelgello, Deputy Head of Oromia Regional Health Bureau (RHB) at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Ethiopia and Oromia RHB Offices respectively.
H.E. Mr Upendra Yadav, Deputy PM and MoHP of Nepal during the introduction at the meeting at the MoH admired the Ethiopia team from MoH and WHO for organizing this important field visit and he disclosed that Nepal which is in the transition to Federalism could learn much from this mission to manage the process in many ways.
The delegation team met with the East Shoa zone health office colleagues where the presentation was made by the Zonal Health Bureau head which helped them to perceive how the health system is coordinated at zonal level.
Visiting the national hub of the Ethiopia Pharmaceuticals Supply Agency (EPSA) was also part of the day two visit which helped the team to understand how the agency coordinates and manages the medical supply procurement and dissemination to different administrative level.
The third day was dedicated to a field visit where H.E. the DPM and team visited Boset district and saw a primary hospital, a health center and a health post.
A short presentations and discussion were held on how Ethiopia is enacting and executing its primary health service delivery in a decentralized context.
H.E. DPM also met H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, who is the Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and studied how the Ethiopian federal structure in health system functions.
The important officials delegation from Nepal completed their project on day four and made the debriefing at the Ministry of Health to H.E. State Minister of Health-Programs, Dr. Lia Tadesse and MoH Directors.