Addis Ababa January 18/2013 Ethiopia is playing leading role in the efforts to realize the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and reduce poverty, participants of a relevant panel discussion organized by Save the Children Ethiopia said.
The organization on its new report "Ending poverty in Our Generation", puts Ethiopia as one of the few countries which had achieved most of the MDGs.
The panelists further explained that Ethiopia has best performance on eradicating extreme poverty but still needs to work on maternal and child mortality.
Save the Children Country Director Ned Olney on the occasion presented detailed plans that developing nations could follow to move out of poverty.
The director added that the number of children enrolled in primary schools has increased to 157 million from 112 million between 1999 and 2009.
Senior Nutrition and Public Health Advisor with the Ministry of Health, Dr. Firew Lemma on his part said Ethiopia is on the right track to achieve the MDGs and join the list of middle income countries in the world.