The joint string committee meeting of the Ministry of Health is being held.

The joint string committee meeting of the Ministry of Health is being held A joint string committee meeting of the Ministry of Health is underway. The meeting was attended by the senior officials of the Ministry of Health and the responsible institutions as well as the officials of the Regional Health Office. Information from the Ministry of Health indicates that the decisions taken at the last meeting of the joint string committee of the forum have been presented with detailed issues that need monitoring and attention. In addition, the 2015 fiscal year health sector performance report, including financial utilization, was presented and discussed. Although it was stated that better performance was observed in each sector, differences in performance were observed in the report. It was stated that the health sector’s medium-term (three-year plan) development and investment plan and the financial resources needed to implement the plan, as well as the health sector’s 2016 budget plan, were presented and discussed at the forum. A national survey conducted by the Ethiopian Community Health Institute regarding the service delivery status of Ethiopian medical service providers was also suggested to be presented at the forum. In the discussion, health minister Dr. Lia Tadese emphasized that more attention should be paid to the quality of services provided in the health sector. It was also pointed out that the 25th annual health conference will be held from October 21 to 23, 2016.

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