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  • IGAD regional cancer center resource mobilization conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has held a resource mobilization conference for the establishment of a regional cancer center of excellence in Addis Ababa to strengthen and enhance cancer services in its member states has been held at the UN-ECA Africa hall in Ethiopia on 20-21 April, 2016. According to WHO, Cancer is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer related deaths in 2012. And more than…
  • Ethiopia conducted Polio National Immunization Days The Ministry of Health, with support from partners launched the house to house polio National Immunization Days (NIDs) on Friday, 22nd of April, 2016 to vaccinate under five (0 – 59 months of age) children at national level. More than two years have passed since the onset of paralysis of the last case of WPV in January 05, 2014 and Ethiopia is currently polio free and this continued effort is to re-enforce country’s polio free status. The current polio vaccination…
  • Measles Campaign Started to Vaccinate Children in Over 500 Woredas in Ethiopia Ethiopia launched emergency measles vaccination campaign on Friday April 22, 2016 targeting over 500 drought affected hot spot woredas in 10 regions (except AA) which includes Gambella; Benishangul Gumuz, Oromia, Amhara, SNNPR, Tigray, Afar, Somali, Dire Dawa and Harari. The campaign will continue till April 28, 2016 and it is expected to immunize children with measles vaccine in all targeted woredas.  The age group for measles campaign is 6 months to < 15 years and the strategy is fixed post…
  • Afar Regional Health Bureau in Ethiopia Receives Training on EWARS to respond to health and Nutrition Emergency Samara, 20 April 2016 – The WHO Ethiopia Country Office (WCO Ethiopia) at the request of the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health conducted training on Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS) for the Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) focal persons at health center and district level.  The objective of the training was to strengthen and support PHEM.  The training offers three key advantages: Real-time reporting and analysis of epidemiological data; Integration with nutritional surveillance at health center level; and…
  • FMOH, WHO Ethiopia Host Early Warning, Alerts, and Response System (EWARS) Training 14 APRIL 2016, ADAMA | The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) with the technical and financial support of the WHO Country Office in Ethiopia conducts a three days intensive training of trainers on Early Warning, Alert and Response System (EWARS).The training targets regional health bureau staffs that are responsible for cascading the training to the technicians in their respective regions.  This EWARS training is of paramount importance to effectively and efficiently expedite the health response to the current El…

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