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Ethiopia to immunize over 1.8 million girls against human papillomavirus

Vaccines were administered in schools and health facilities for two cohorts

A human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination campaign that aims to immunize over 1.8 million 14-year-old girls in nine regions against HPV is underway. The campaign commenced on 10 January 2022 and will end on 22 January. Vaccines were administered in schools and health facilities for two cohorts. More than 866,000 14-year-old…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: WHO donates 3,000 oxygen cylinders to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute to strengthen the capacity of COVID-19 treatment centres

The first batch of 500 cylinders was delivered at the handing-over ceremony today and the remaining 2,500 cylinders will be delivered in batches over the next couple of months

On 30 November 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) delivered to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) 500 of the 3,000 oxygen cylinders procured for the institute to improve access to oxygen for critical care and strengthen the oxygen capacity of health facilities providing COVID-19 treatment services. “As COVID-19 continues…

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Inside Africa’s drive to boost medicines and vaccine manufacturing

Africa suffers more than its fair share of communicable and non-communicable diseases

With COVID-19 vaccine supplies to Africa slowing down, the continent is working to boost its own manufacturing capacities for vaccines, medicines and vital health technologies.  Mrs Biruk Abate Halallo, Health Attaché at Ethiopia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Offices in Geneva, is the driving force behind a resolution on…

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WHO and the Tigray Regional Health Bureau reactivate the Tigray toll-free COVID-19 call center

The reactivated call center will have an expanded scope and will provide health information on a wide range of health issues

The Tigray Region toll-free call center 6244 was relaunched in Mekelle on April 29, 2021 in an event officiated by the Head of Tigray Regional Health Bureau and in the presence of health partners, representatives of Ethio Telecom in Tigray, newly deployed staff of the call center, representatives of regional…

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    • WHO Regional Director for Africa wraps up visit to Ethiopia
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WHO Regional Director for Africa wraps up visit to Ethiopia

Dr Moeti met with H.E. President Sahle-Work Zewde and discussed collaboration on promoting universal health coverage

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, just concluded a week-long visit to Ethiopia to acknowledge the country’s efforts to sustain essential health services alongside the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, learn about the progress and challenges in the health response to the humanitarian situation…

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WHO launches first Mass Casualty Management (MCM) training in Addis Ababa

Thirty-one healthcare workers drawn from federal, regional, and private hospitals participated in the training

WHO Emergency Medical Team (EMT) in collaboration with WHO Academy held the first Mass Casualty Management (MCM) training course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on February 8–11, 2021. The training was facilitated in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) and WHO Ethiopia.  Thirty-one healthcare workers drawn from federal, regional,…

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Coronavirus: WHO Ethiopia signs grant agreement with Canada on maintaining essential health services in the context of COVID-19

Canada will provide WHO a grant amounting to 9.9 million Canadian dollars to strengthen the primary health care capacity

The World Health Organization and Canada signed an agreement to ensure functional health services in the context of COVID-19 in Ethiopia.  Through this agreement, Canada will provide WHO a grant amounting to 9.9 million Canadian dollars to strengthen the primary health care capacity to deliver essential health services, particularly for women, girls…

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Ethiopia conducts a reactive yellow fever vaccination campaign to protect communities around an affected district

A total of 86 cases and 4 deaths were reported in this outbreak

A yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting 700 000 people in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and Oromia regions was conducted in November 2020, achieving 93% of the target.  The campaign aimed to stop the spread of an outbreak that was first reported in Enor-Ener Woreda in Gurage Zone of…

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WHO works with the health and education sectors to ensure COVID-19 prevention measures are in place as schools reopen in Ethiopia

So far 37 000 schools have reopened enrolling over 20 million students

Schools in Ethiopia are reopening after nine months of closure following the confirmation of the first COVID-19 case in the country in March 2020. Since March, the disease has affected over 100 000 people, killed nearly two thousand, and disrupted normal life activities including education. However, in September 2020, the…