WHO Fails to Collect Data about Destroyed Health Facilities in Ethiopia –

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Addis Ababa, December 30, 2021 (Walta) – World Health Organization (WHO) has failed to collect data of destructed health cares in Ethiopia by the terrorist TPLF though the organization has a mandate to do so.

Ministry of Health Deputy Communication Head Yordanos Alabachew told local media that WHO has a mandate to gather the data of health centers found around the conflict zone through the help of Surveillance System for Attacks on Health Care (SSA).

According to Yordanos, WHO has a mandate to develop methods for systematic collection and dissemination of data during attacks on health facilities, health workers, health transport system, and patients in complex humanitarian emergencies at global level.

He said that despite over 2,700 health centers was destructed and looted by the terrorist group in Amhara and Afar states of Ethiopia and the ministry put the lists of the centers along with types of damages committed against them, WHO has not been undertaking any measure towards the destroyed centers.

The purpose of the WHO Surveillance System for Attacks on Health Care (SSA) is to systematically collect and make available data on attacks on health care, and their immediate impact on health care in countries facing emergencies.

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