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  • WHO provides supportive supervision to Ethiopia’s nationwide NCD STEPs survey As part of its commitment to provide technical support to Ethiopia’s efforts to ensure the health of its people, the WHO Ethiopia Country Office engages in supportive supervision of research and health intervention across the country. On 7-9 May 2015, a WHO delegation led by Dr Pierre M’pele, WHO Representative, was on mission in Lalibela of Amhara Region in northern Ethiopia for supportive supervision of the ongoing non-communicable diseases (NCD) STEPs Survey.  Ethiopia is currently conducting a nationwide NCD STEPs Survey,…
  • Save Kids’ Lives – Third UN Global Road Safety Week Commemorated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 7-11 May 2015 The UN Global Road Safety Week, commemorated in Addis Ababa with the theme, Save Kids’ Lives (#SaveKidsLives) brings students and teachers of schools with high risk for road accidents due to proximity to heavy road traffic together with officials from the Ministries of Health and Transport, the Addis Ababa Bureaus of Education, Health and Transport and the Federal and Addis Ababa Traffic Police as well as WHO for a dialogue on saving children’s lives from road accidents. The Dialogue held…
  • World Immunization Week observed in Ethiopia The last week of April each year is marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners as World Immunization Week. It aims to raise public awareness of how immunization saves lives, encouraging people everywhere to vaccinate themselves and their children against deadly diseases. This year, World Immunization Weekwas observed on 24-30 April with the message, “Close the Immunization Gap”. As part of the week-long event, the African Vaccination Week was held with the theme, “Vaccination: a gift for life”. The fifth…
  • Ethiopia meets MDG target on safe water supply The Government of Ethiopia announced the achievement of the MDG 7c target on access to drinking water supply on 23 March 2015. Today, over 52 million people in Ethiopia have access to clean and safe water, compared to only 6 million people in 1990. This achievement was confirmed after the WHO/UNICEF Global Joint Monitoring Programme for Water and Sanitation (JMP) mission to Ethiopia in November 2014. “Today’s event represents a great milestone to us, development partners, civil society, NGOs, bilateral, multilateral,…
  • World Malaria Day celebrated in Ethiopia The eighth World Malaria Day was celebrated for the eighth time on 25 April 2015 in Hawassa, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) in a colorful event that called for renewed commitment and increased investment towards Malaria control and elimination. The message of this year’s World Malaria Day is, “Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria.” Present at the event were the SNNP Regional Government, Federal and Regional bodies of the Ministry of Health, partners in malaria control, UN agencies – WHO…

This month's events

4-10 May 2015: UN Global Road Safety Week
Contact: Mr Wassihun Melaku Belay; Email:

11-13 May 2015: Surveillance and EPI review and peer exchange meeting, Hawassa 
Contact: Dr Gebre Asmamaw; Email:

18-26 May 2015: World Health Assembly, Geneva
Contact: Mrs Adugna Tadesse; Email: