WHO (Headquarters, Regional Office and the Ethiopian WHO office) are working with the Addis Ababa Health Bureau, to set up a surveillance system in Ethiopia. The project is very similar to the one in Mozambique, where a pilot one-year data collection system was established in selected hospitals and health centers in two regions, one urban (Addis Ababa) and one rural (Tigray). Data collection began in February 2002 and continued for a period of one year in 6 hospitals in Addis Ababa, 3 hospitals and 2 health centers in Tigray.
In 2005/6, the injury surveillance system will be supplemented with a community based survey. WHO will work closely with the country office, MoH and Health Bureau to plan for the expansion of the surveillance system to other regions as well.