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  • Press Release: African Vaccination Week (AVW) being Commemorated in Ethiopia, 18-24 MAY 2016 AVW 2016 Theme, “Close the Immunization Gap. Stay Polio Free!” Addis Ababa,  May 18-24, 2016: The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) is commemorating the 6th African Vaccination Week (AVW) countrywide from 18-24 May 2016, with the national launching taking place in Assosa, Benishangul Gumuz on 18 May 2016. In line with the AVW theme, “Close the Immunization Gap; Stay Polio Free,’’ the commemorations aim to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination in reducing child mortality and renew efforts…
  • Ethiopia launched the 6th African Vaccination Week May 18, 2016: The 6th African Vaccination Week has been officially launched in Ethiopia, in Assosa town of Benishangul Gumuz region. The launching was very colorful attended by partners including WHO, UNICEF, Rotary, CHAI, PATH, JSI/UI-FHS, Core Group, CUSO, World Vision, IRC as well as by the national and local medias and the celebration will continue with serious of events throughout the week from 18-24 May, 2016. The Benishangul Gumuz Regional state representative Mr Mussa Ahmed in his welcoming speech…
  • Risk Profiling to Assure Better Preparedness in Emergency Preparedness and Response in Ethiopia BISHOFTU - 10 May 2016 | Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) of the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in collaboration with the World Health Organization HQ and Country Office in Ethiopia (WCO) trained 30 experts drawn from EPHI, the office of Disaster Risk Management and Food Security (DRMFS), and academia.  The objective of the training was to provide a systematic, transparent and evidence-based approach to identify and classify priority risks, to define the level of national preparedness and readiness…
  • Rotary Foundation Donates ETB 88.8 Million to Support WHO Ethiopia Operational Cost of Polio Eradication Initiative ADDIS ABABA, 17 May 2016 | An Official Handover Ceremony of Rotary’s Grant The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International grants Eth. Birr 88.8 million for operational support to ENDPOLIONOW in Ethiopia through WHO- Ethiopia. As long standing supporter of polio eradication initiative for the last 25 years, Rotary’s grant globally is bout USD 2.3 Billion. This new pledge of 88.8 million is made in honor of current Ethiopia’s polio free status and it will be used to sustain this position.…
  • Immunization will not be successful without Women Health Workers Health workers in Ethiopia are mostly women and they are playing a key role in immunization. In addition to many other responsibilities that they have, they are serving their communities by immunizing their children against vaccine preventable diseases towards saving lives of millions of children. Polio vaccination campaigns in Ethiopia rely on the commitment of local health workers who visit each and every house to ensure that no eligible child is left behind. The health workers have supported the recent…

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