Ethiopia: Speech By Ethiopia's Minister of Health at the London Summit on Family Planning

Washington, DC — Following is the text of the address by Ethiopia's Minister of Health Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to delegates at the London Summit on Family Planning:

Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is a great pleasure and honour to take part in this landmark event. On behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, let me start by thanking the Government of the United Kingdom, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and all those involved in the organization of this momentous Summit.

Secretary Mitchell and Mrs Gates - your personal commitment to advancing the health and rights of women and men throughout the developing world is an inspiration to all of us. We salute you for all your dedicated efforts and leadership.

On 11 July 2012 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Government of the U.K and other partners hosted the London Summit on Family Planning to ... ( Resource: Family Planning: A Unique Opportunity for Change