Ethiopia WHO Country Office

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The mission of the WHO Ethiopia Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Ethiopia through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes. 

  • WHO: Air travel is low-risk for Ebola transmission   Note for the media 14 AUGUST 2014. GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated its position that the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low.“Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne,” says Dr Isabelle Nuttall, Director of WHO Global Capacity Alert and Response. “It can only be transmitted by direct contact with the body fluids of a person who is sick with the disease.”On the small chance that someone on the…
  • The African Union Commission Pledges One Million to Ebola Response The African Union Commission and the World Health Organization Urge Member States to replenish the AU Emergency Fund and theAfrican Public Health Emergency Fund to support affected countries Addis Ababa. 13 August 2014 – The African Union Commission pledged on Wednesday, 13 August, to support the ongoing continental and global efforts to turn the tide against the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria with one million US dollars from its Humanitarian Fund.“The African Union Commission is committed…
  • There is No Health without Mental Health - Reforming Mental Health Services in Ethiopia Addis Ababa. 13 August 2014 – The first National Mental Health Symposium in Ethiopia called for the reforming of mental health services. The two-day symposium organized by the Federal Ministry of Health in Addis Ababa, 11-12 August, gathered together mental health professionals, religious leaders, representatives of international organizations and other experts to discuss effective strategies to address mental health in Ethiopia. The Symposium concluded that Ethiopia has the political commitment and leadership, a clear agenda and robust health infrastructure, but the engagement…
  • Ethiopia One Step Ahead of the Ebola Virus Addis Ababa. 6 August 2014 – A half-day orientation on Ebola virus disease outbreak preparedness and response organized by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) took place yesterday in Addis Ababa. The orientation workshop was organized to orient health workers on the Ebola virus disease surveillance (case detection and reporting), risk factors, clinical signs and symptoms and precautions to be taken for infection prevention. More than 200 health workers from government and private hospitals, NGOs, health centers, health bureaus and sub-cities in Addis Ababa…
  • Change @ WHO Ethiopia WHO reform taking shape in the country office. As the world changes and global health challenges become increasingly complex, organizations need to innovate and transform to respond to change at multiple levels. WHO reform aims to position the Organization to better address these challenges by establishing clear priorities, combined with adopting better management and governance practices. The reform process is driven by WHO member states with the goal of ensuring that WHO can more effectively fulfil its constitutional mandate as…