As part of the comprehensive National Assessment of the Ethiopian Health Extension Program, MERQ Consultancy PLC organized the 3rd phase recommendation formulation workshop for a two days (September 9-10, 2019) at its office, Addis Ababa. This workshop focused on the Urban Health Extension Program, considering its uniqueness and need for special focus. For this workshop, participants from the Ministry of Health, partners working on urban health, experts, and delegates from city administrations (Addis Ababa & Dire Dawa) and regional health bureaus were invited and participated.
The workshop was opened by Dr. Alula M. Teklu, CEO of MERQ Consultancy PLC and the Principal Investigator of the assessment. The key findings of the Urban Health Extension Program Assessment were presented to the participants of the workshop, followed by group discussions focusing on the interpretation of the findings and suggesting the possible plausible recommendations for improvement of the program. In the two days, there were rigorous discussions and debates among participants to give meaning to the findings and digging out recommendations. The groups presented their recommendations to the larger audience and the applicable recommendations were formulated.