Breakout Session #2 –  Health Sector

Session Summary

One of the most crucial services needed, especially during times of war, is that of the health sector. Unfortunately, facilities providing healthcare services have been among the most heavily impacted infrastructures in the war-affected areas. According to a recent report, over 40 hospitals, 453 healthcare centers, 1850 clinics, and 466 private healthcare institutes have been destroyed or looted. In this breakout section, speakers from regional governments, subject matter experts, and conference participants will discuss ways to address the provision of immediate healthcare needs, post-war reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts, as well as long-term plans to support the mental and social well-being of war victims.


Monday January 10, 2022 – Breakout Sessions #2 – Health Sector

 In-Person: Ethiopian Skylight Hotel Grand Ballroom

Venue Virtual: Zoom session

1:30 – 1:35 PM – Welcome and Program Schedule: Dr. Mehila Zebenigus, Breakout Session Lead

1:35 – 1: 50 PM – Keynote Speaker:  Representative from Ministry of Health

                             Part One: Listening from the sector leads on the rehabilitation effort and roadmap

1:50 – 1:55 PM – Panelist #1 – Assessing The extent of the damage in the health centers (government and non gov)

1:55 – 2:00 PM – Panelist #2: Effort to rebuild the damaged health centers. Professor Girma Tefera, Chief, Vascular Surgery                                            Department, University of Wisconsin, Board Chair Ethio-American Doctors Group

2:00 – 2:05 PM – Panelist #3 –Health Resource Mobilization Effort Ethiopia Medical Association (Dr. Tegbar Yegzaw)

2:05 – 2:10 PM – Panelist #4 -Medical Resources Mobilization – People to People Organization/ENANA representative

2:10 – 2:40 PM – Panel Discussion and Q &A: Moderated by Dr. Mehila Zebenigus

2:40 – 3:00 PM  –  Break

                              Part Two: Discussion how the Diaspora and Local stakeholder can help

3:00 – 3: 45 PM – Brainstorming Session: Moderated by Dr. Mehila Zebenigus

3:45 – 4:15 PM –   Action Oriented Discussion

4:15 PM                 Closing Remarks and next Steps: Dr. Mehila Zebenigus