Chapter XI
Health
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Public Health
Nov. 02, 1960
... Just as education assures the development and well-being of man, so must man's body be free
from the scourge and ravages of illness and disease, and in the field of public health, praiseworthy
advances have been made in the expansion of public health facilities throughout Our Empire.  
Modern health centres have recently been established in a number of the larger towns, and several
dozen clinics are being organized which will serve in smaller centres in the alleviation of disease.  
A modern and efficient Provincial Health Administration is being established in implementation of
the health tax promulgated by Us and approved by Our Parliament to provide for the most efficient
and effective administration of the revenue derived from this tax.  Ethiopia is co-operating in the
world-wide drive that is underway to eliminate malaria from the earth, and effective measures are
being taken to this end following decisions reached at the World Health Organization's Malaria
Conference held in Addis Ababa in November of last year...
Haile Selassie the First - November 2, 1960