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  • Running the Last Lap to End Guinea Worm Disease in Ethiopia The final lap of a distance race is often the most difficult one, but in a land of runners – like Ethiopia – it is not as daunting as one might assume. The finish line is within sight and the medal is dangling in the air, everything is possible with the right determination and perseverance. Ethiopia has been running the race to eradicate guinea worm disease with great determination for the past 22 years. Today the finish line is closer…
  • Ethiopia | World Health Day 2015: How Safe is Your Food? From farm to plate - make food safe ADDIS ABABA | 7 APRIL – Ethiopia commemorated World Health Day themed, “How safe is your food? From farm to plate – make food safe!” in events in Addis Ababa, the Capital, and Jimma Town of Oromiya Regional State. In Addis Ababa, a symposium organized by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health that brought together the health, agriculture, water, trade and private sectors as well as regulatory and standardization bodies, consumers and the media took place in the presence of the…
  • Fostering Partnerships in the African Region An organization is only as good as its teams on the groundDr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, commenced her visit in Ethiopia with a meeting with the WHO Ethiopia Team. Dr Moeti commended the Country Office for its steps towards implementing the WHO Reform at country level and expressed her appreciation of the commitment the team has shown to WHO’s mission in Ethiopia.Ethiopia: Exemplary Vision for Health Systems StrengtheningIn a meeting with Dr Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of Health…
  • Meles Zenawi Prize for Achievements in Health Acknowledging best practices on reducing maternal mortality The Meles Zenawi Foundation awarded one best performing Woreda (district) from each of the nine regional states and two city administrations of Ethiopia on 28 March 2015 for their efforts to reduce maternal mortality. Although Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing maternal mortality by 70% since 1990, over 30 women die every day due to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. With the award, the Foundation aimed to acknowledge the work of…
  • On the Road to Recovery of the Most Severely Affected Ebola Countries Investing on strong health systems to enable African countries to face health crises and outbreaks The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) organized a high-level panel discussion on impact of Ebola on the African continent on Sunday 29 March 2015. The meeting was held in the side-lines of the 2015 Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Addis Ababa to share information and catalyze support for the recovery of…

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