Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 12th, 1997
So pronounced Dr. Kebede Tadesse, Minister in charge of Social and Administrative Affairs in a December 1996 speech to the Consultative Group Meeting in Addis Ababa.
"Infectious diseases and nutritional disorders are widespread," he said. "Among the predominantly preventable diseases, upper respiratory infections, diarrhea, malaria, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, are major problems. The top killing diseases at the moment are malaria and tuberculosis."
Among the conditions Dr. Kebede cited that have led to the current health crisis: ...
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