Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health is set to launch treatment of hypertension and diabetes at health centre level as of next month.
An official said on Saturday that treatment of hypertension and diabetes as well as other non-communicable diseases have been delivered in bigger hospitals in the capital, Addis Ababa.
The ministry is distributing medical equipment and inputs that are essential to give the service, besides providing training for health professionals, said Eyob Kaleb, Department head of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases at the Addis Ababa Health Bureau.
The treatment will be commenced in 90 health centres established under the patronage of 30 hospitals, APA reports.
The service will be launched in nine health centres in Addis Ababa formed under St. Paul’s, Tirunesh Dibaba and Yekatit 12 Hospitals, he added.
According to him, the launching of the service at health centres will help reduce the number of deaths related to hypertension and diabetes – See more at: