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. 

  • Ethiopia Strengthens Preparedness for Ebola Following the outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria, Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the WHO Director General on 8 August 2014. As of 28 August 2014, a total of 3069 cases and 1552 deaths have reported by the World Health Organization (WHO). On 26 August 2014, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) also notified WHO of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease. However, at this time, it is believed that the outbreak in DRC is…
  • Parliamentarians Visit WHO to See the Results of Canada's Investment Improving the health of mothers, newborns and children and reducing the number of preventable deaths are top priorities for Canada. During the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in 2013, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper co-hosted a high-level meeting on women's and children's health, identifying maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) as Canada's "flagship development priority." In 2010, as part of its G-8 presidency, Canada launched a global effort - the Muskoka Initiative - to mobilize global action to…
  • WHO: Air travel is low-risk for Ebola transmission 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 plane is sick with…
  • 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 Ethiopia holds first National Mental Health Symposium   Ethiopia’s first National Mental Health Symposium was held in Addis Ababa, 11-12 August 2014. The two-day symposium organized by the Federal Ministry of Health 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 called for the reforming of mental health services in Ethiopia concluding that the scale-up and integration of mental health into the health…