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World Health Organization (WHO) Ethiopia scales up interventions to respond to gender-based violence in conflict affected regions of Ethiopia

WHO has deployed fit-for-purpose staff to support local authorities to revitalize and strengthen disease surveillance and reporting as well as sexual and reproductive health and GBV services at health facilities

World Health Organization (WHO) has donated a field vehicle and an ambulance to Afar Regional Health Bureau. The ambulance was procured with funding from the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office as part of its support to improving essential health service delivery at war-affected health facilities in northern Ethiopia,…

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Ethiopian Emergency Medical Teams' first deployment provides support to drought-affected areas

The team also provided training and health education to mothers whose children were admitted to the stabilization center and IDP sites

In April 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) Training Centre was officially inaugurated by Dr Matshidiso Moeti WHO Regional Director for Africa, and Honorable Dr Lia Tadesse Minister of Health (MoH), Ethiopia in the presence of Dr Abdou Salam Gueye, Regional Emergency Director, and Dr…

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Ethiopia commemorates World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, launches Sector-Specific Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention and Containment

With 99 deaths per 100 000 population, Sub-Saharan Africa, as compared to other regions, has the highest AMR associated deaths

Ethiopia is commemorating the 2022 World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) through a series of events that are aimed at raising the awareness of health professionals and the community in general on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), its hazards, containment and prevention. The country has also launched Sector Specific Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance…

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No suspected polio case is too hard-to-reach for investigation and follow up in Ethiopia

A glimpse into the work of a WHO surveillance officer in Somali region

Abdisalan Muktar Ali is a World Health Organization (WHO) disease surveillance officer based in Dollo Zone in Ethiopia’s Somali Region. He is one of nine surveillance officers in the region supporting the regional health bureau in rumor investigation, active case search, and sample processing, validation and classification of suspected acute…

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The Ethiopian National Influenza Laboratory gets recognized as a World Health Organization (WHO) National Influenza Centre

National influenza centres in the WHO African Region play a key role in influenza surveillance at the national level

Following an on-sight assessment by a team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Influenza Laboratory of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) has been recognized as a World Health Organization (WHO) National Influenza Centre (NIC) and joined the WHO global influenza surveillance network. The on-site assessment…

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The Ethiopian Ministry of Health Launches a Five-Year National Health Equity Strategy at a High-Level Advocacy Workshop on Health Equity

The workshop aimed to advocate for stronger political commitment, technical support and resource allocation for the successful implementation of the strategy

The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia launched a Five-Year National Health Equity Strategy on 18 August 2022 during a one-day high-level advocacy workshop. The workshop, jointly organized with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Ethiopia brought together representatives from Social Development, Culture, and Sports Affairs Standing Committee of the House…

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World Health Organization (WHO) Ethiopia celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2022 with the global theme “Step up for breastfeeding: Educate and Support”

As part of the commemorative event, participants visited Woinshet Camp in Debreberhan, which houses more than 25,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs)

World Breastfeeding Week is commemorated worldwide in the first week of August to emphasize the importance of regular breastfeeding for babies and to encourage and support breastfeeding. The week also marks the anniversary of the Innocenti Declaration – the UN declaration on breastfeeding that was made on August 1, 1990.…

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Ongoing Efforts to Improve Infection Prevention and Control Practices in Ethiopia

Proper IPC practices are the cornerstone of high-quality health care, are cross-cutting and also an essential component of patient safety

Hailu Sabagadis, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Officer at WHO Ethiopia, and his team in Benishangul Gumuz Region have been regularly providing onsite and remote technical support to multiple healthcare facilities in the region. Hailu assesses and monitors the facilities' IPC capabilities and proper implementation of COVID-19 and other infection…

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Meeting On Cross-Border Healthcare: Strengthening Coordination And Collaboration In The Horn Of Africa

WHO Ethiopia played a lead convening role alongside the Somali Region Health Bureau in the planning and conduct of this cross-border coordination meeting

On June 20, 2022, a cross-border coordination meeting between Ethiopia and Somalia was held in Dollo Ado, a border town between Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The goal of the meeting was to reinforce the multisectoral cross-border coordination and collaboration between key different stakeholders of the three countries in addressing the…

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Fresher air, cleaner lungs: Ethiopia expands smoke-free zones

The initiative has trained more than 300 law enforcers

Dereje Amsalu is breathing easier nowadays. The manager of the Blendana Hotel, located in the Benishangul region of northwest Ethiopia, is enjoying the hotel’s new status as a smoke-free environment. “Before, hotel workers were uncomfortable with customers smoking tobacco indoors,” he says. “Now the hotel is cigarette smoke-free; we do…