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  • WHO Ethiopia in AWD Prevention Activities Harar, 30 December 2016 – The Qulubi Gebreal celebration that brings together more than half a million pilgrimage participants across the nation took place on 28 December 2016. This colorful ceremony has always been there twice a year on 28 July and 28 December each year. In such a situation where people are gathered, many are at risk of contracting communicable diseases especially AWD (Acute Watery Diarrhea). As a result, WHO Country Office in Ethiopia took part in the preparation…
  • WHO supports Ethiopia to Obtain Biosafety Level 3 Mobile Laboratory 10 November 2016, ADDIS ABABA | WHO Country Office in Ethiopia along with the UN Country Team handed over a Biosafety Level 3 Mobile Laboratory to The Ethiopian Public Health Institute.  As a result, Ethiopia now has the in-country capacity to diagnose   disease-causing microorganisms, including viral hemorrhagic fevers and other emerging viruses. This is because of Ethiopia’s recent acquisition of a Biosafety Level Three Laboratory (BSL3) which meets the World Health organization standards. The Biosafety Level Three Laboratory is specially…
  • World Polio Day (WPD) 2016 Celebrated Colorfully in Ethiopia 28 October, 2016, ADDIS ABABA | WHO Ethiopia in collaboration with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, Rotary and other partners celebrated colorfully the 2016 World Polio Day on October 24th 2016. This year’s day was commemorated under the theme of “END POLIO NOW, MAKE HISTORY TODAY”. Each year, the WPD provides an opportunity to reflect on the achievements gained in polio eradication and to emphasize the continued commitment needed to achieve eradication. The theme for this year’s WPD reminds…
  • WHO and African Union host the Fifth Meeting of the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI) October 27, 2016 ADDIS ABABA | The fifth meeting of the Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI)was held from 25-26 October 2016 at the African Union Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting was jointly organized by World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union Commission. The meeting was attended by immunization program managers, pharmacovigilance staff of national regulatory authorities, from more than 30 countries and various stakeholders. In his opening remarks, Dr Paul Manuka, Officer-In-Charge of WHO Ethiopia stated that…
  • Joint Statement on World Polio Day 2016 ADDIS ABABA, 24 OCTOBER 2016 |: Today, as the world commemorates World Polio Day, we, the Federal Ministry of Health, WHO, UNICEF and Rotary International, in collaboration with other stakeholders and partners, reaffirm our commitment to eradicate the polio virus once and for all from Ethiopia. This year’s World Polio Day is about the birth of a vaccine against the polio virus and a celebration of 30 arduous years of Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) journey. The Day also comes during…

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