Consultative Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

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Consultative Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

News of Consultative Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

The long awaited consultative meeting on NCDs successfully conducted. So many valuable
works & research findings were presented. The meeting was officially opened by Dr. Kebede
Worku, State Minister of Health and participants from parliament, FMoH, FMHACA, all regions
health bureaus of Ethiopia, Artists, Journalists, NGOs working on NCDs etc. actively
participated. The consultative meeting was considered by some as of the most productive public
health gathering of its kind in Ethiopia.
The consultative meeting was concluded by popularly endorsing Addis Ababa Declaration on
NCDs a historical document & road map on how to challenge the growing burden of NCDs & its
risk factors in Ethiopia. We strongly believe that this declaration could be a game changer in our
national effort to meet our GTP and SDG Goals provided we closely work on its implementation.
Looking forward to working with you in our joint effort intended to save lives of our people
from needlessly dying from partially preventable & treatable non-communicable diseases &
contribute our fair share in transforming our great country Ethiopia in to a better place to live &
work.
Addis Ababa Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases Control
Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in collaboration with Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer
Society (MWECS) conducted a consultative meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
from June 23-24, 2017 at Capital Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At the end of the meeting the
following Addis Ababa Declaration was endorsed.
A. Tangible progress has been made over the past years in expanding health service
coverage, and subsequently reducing mortality & morbidity from communicable diseases
in Ethiopia. The prevention and control of major communicable diseases such as
HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have also received considerable attention and
action. However, gains in the prevention and control of communicable diseases will be
offset by the steady rise in the burden of chronic diseases unless timely measures are
taken in a concerted manner.