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  • WHO and UNOPS Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Scale-Up their Partnership in Health Care Delivery in Africa 29 MARCH 2015 | ADDIS ABABA - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to intensify collaboration on sustainable management of health programmes and projects in Africa. The agreement is the first of its kind between WHO and UNOPS in the African region. The MOU commits the two institutions to share information, collaborate and foster synergies to strengthen regional capacities in the areas of sustainable health infrastructure,…
  • Japan announces support to WFP, WHO and UNHCR to assist South Sudanese refugees and Ethiopian host community in Gambella ADDIS ABABA - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) today thanked the government of Japan for its generous and timely donation of US$11.8 million to assist South Sudanese refugees and the host community in Gambella regional state in western Ethiopia. The three UN agencies acknowledged the Japanese Ambassador in Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr. Kazuhiro Suzuki, for the crucial contribution to deliver life-saving assistance and services to refugees and the…
  • Fighting Non-Communicable Diseases in Partnership Ethiopia launches national strategic action plan on non-communicable diseases and the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partnership Ethiopia launched its National Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Strategy and the Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Guideline on 11 February 2015 as part of the World Cancer Day commemoration. The Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partnership to tackle deaths from cervical cancer in Ethiopia was simultaneously launched by Secretary Margaret Spellings, President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, together with H.E. Mrs Roman Tesfaye, First…
  • Ethiopia Scores Highest for Ebola Preparedness WHO and partners conduct Ebola assessments in 14 high risk countries in Africa The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners conducted Ebola Virus Disease preparedness assessments in 14 countries in the African region in 2014. The assessment team visited Ethiopia 2-8 December 2014 to explore what systems were in place and what areas of preparedness could be strengthened.The Ebola preparedness assessment covered eleven domains looking at minimum and addition requirements for each country. Some of the areas evaluated included national…
  • Ethiopia Stands Ready to Beat NTDs WHO Urges Affected Countries to Invest More to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases Neglected tropical diseases affect more than 1.5 billion people worldwide, causing blindness, disfigurement, permanent disability and death, particularly among the poor. They bear huge health, social and economic impact perpetuating the cycle of poverty for families. WHO's new report on NTDs "Investing to Overcome the Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases" urges governments of affected countries to invest more on tackling these diseases. The report was launched simultaneously in…

This month's events

5-6 March 2015: Training on Ebola Virus Disease for UN agency staff in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

6 March 2015: Review meeting of H4+/SIDA collaboration on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Addis Ababa

9-11 March 2015: Consultative bi-regional meeting on visceral Leishmaniasis control strategies & epidemiological situation in Eastern Africa, Addis Ababa

9-12 March 2015: WHO/CDC Regional Grant Management Meeting in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

9-12 March 2015: UNITAID in country stakeholders consultative meeting on HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Addis Ababa

11-17 March 2015: Polio supplementary immunization activity in high risk areas of Ethiopia

15 March 2015: Women First 5km Run (supported by UN Delivering as One in Ethiopia), Addis Ababa

16-20 March 2015: Engage-TB project implementation review in Ethiopia: Oromia, Afar and Addis Ababa

19-20 March 2015: "Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation of WHO Guidelines: a GREAT Network Research Activity" workshop, Bishoftu

21-24 March 2015: TB Research Annual Conference (TRAC) and World TB Day Commemoration, Adama

23 March 2015: World Water Day and celebration for Ethiopia’s achievement of the water targets of MDG 7 and 10, Addis Ababa