Africa: U.S. Officials - Vaccines Being Delivered to Djibouti, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Gambia, and Senegal
[State Department] Transcript: Special Online Briefing - Gayle E. Smith, State Department Coordinator for Global COVID-19 Response and Health Security; and Akunna Cook, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Footballer 'Tests Positive for Covid-19' at Cecafa Games
[Nairobi News] At least one Kenyan footballer competing at the 2021 Cecafa u23 Championship in Ethiopia has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, Nairobi News understands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: African Countries to Receive First U.S. Donated Covid-19 Vaccines in Days
[RFI] Nearly 50 African countries are to receive 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by the United States, with the first shipments to Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Ethiopia in the coming days, US officials and the Gavi vaccine alliance said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Depression remains a neglected public health problem among pregnant women in Northwest Ethiopia - Beyene GM, Azale T, Gelaye KA, Ayele TA.
BACKGROUND: Antenatal depression is highly prevalent but a neglected public health problem in low income countries. It has serious effects on the general health of women, birth outcomes and child health. However, there has been limited substantial evidence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Ethiopia: MoH to Organize Thanksgiving, Recognition Week
[Ethiopian Herald] Ministry of Health (MoH)yesterday announced that it will organize a national thanksgiving and Recognition Week to health professionals and caregivers from July 19 to 26 /2021 acknowledging their tireless efforts in the fight against COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: U.S.-Donated Vaccine Deliveries to Africa Set to Begin, With First Deliveries Planned To Burkina Faso, Djibouti, and Ethiopia
[GAVI] Geneva -- Following close collaboration between the African Union (AU)/ African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), COVAX and the United States Government, AU Member States are set to receive approximately 25 million  COVID-19 vaccines to enhance coverage across the continent -- contributing to the AU target of vaccinating at least 60% of the African population. The shipments of these donated doses follow from the pledge made by President Biden, President of the United States of America in May to share 8 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Biden Administration Announces Donation of 25 Million Covid-19 Vaccines to Africa
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The White House is announcing today that the Biden administration will donate approximately 25 million COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed in Africa. Planned to be made in the next few days are shipments of the  Johnson& Johnson one-shot vaccine to Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

I came here to fight': Rare footage of Ethiopia's Tigray
MEKELE, Ethiopia (AP) — The 16-year-old girl hoped to go to war. Inspired by the sight of resurgent local forces marching in to retake... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At the UN, Climate Change & Security Must Be Tackled Together
People wade through water during floods in the Kurigram district of Bangladesh. Credit: UNICEF/G.M.B. AkashBy Beatrice Mosello and Adam DayNEW YORK, Jul 13 2021 (IPS) Could the next wars be triggered by climate change? Until recently, the question might have seemed like science fiction, but now it is very real. Ethiopia and Egypt are locked in an upward spiral of tensions over the Nile, as a combination of dams and shifting weather patterns pose existential risks to both countries. In the Sahel region, climate-driven changes in pastoralist patterns have contributed to a massive spike in conflicts, while oscillations in t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Beatrice Mosello and Adam Day Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed wins election in landslide amid Tigray conflict and voting fraud concerns
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's ruling Prosperity Party (PP) overwhelmingly won general elections Saturday, meaning he will stay... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed Poised For 2nd Term After Party Wins Elections
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egypt and Ethiopia Clash Over Nile River Dam as Water Scarcity Looms World-Wide
The lives and livelihoods of millions of people are at stake as the countries compete for a dwindling water supply. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Tigray Conflict Decimates Maternal Health Services, Overwhelms Health Workers
[UNFPA] Shire, Tigray -- "When the conflict broke out, I was two months pregnant. We were forced to flee and walk for days under the blazing sun to reach safety and protection," said Merhawit Gebremedhin, who is from the town of Dansha in Western Tigray, the Ethiopian region that has been caught up in conflict since November last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 8, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Doctors Remove Massive Tumor from Ethiopian Girl's Face Doctors Remove Massive Tumor from Ethiopian Girl's Face
A 6-year-old girl named Negalem Alafa, from Ethiopia, was born with a tumor that never stopped growing.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Public Health England will help track Covid variants in Brazil, Pakistan and parts of Africa
Plans are also in development for the UK to collaborate with both the African Centre for Disease Control in Ethiopia, and Singapore . (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Married Docs Remove Ethiopian Girl's Lethal Facial Tumor Married Docs Remove Ethiopian Girl's Lethal Facial Tumor
The surgery was possible because of the generosity of several organizations, but the two surgeons still had a limited time to remove the mass.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Tigray conflict decimates maternal health services, overwhelms health workers
SHIRE, Tigray, Ethiopia –“When the conflict broke out, I was two months pregnant. We were forced to flee and walk for days under the blazing sun to reach safety and protection,” said Merhawit Gebremedhin, who is from the town of Dansha in Western Tigray, the Ethiopian region that has been embattled since November 2020. Ms. Merhawit had been an accountant, and had saved up to give her baby a safe, loving home and a promising start. But then the conflict mowed through her town, shuttering access to critical health services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Exploring factors that contribute to human trafficking in Ethiopia: a socio-ecological perspective - Gezie LD, Yalew AW, Gete YK, Samkange-Zeeb F.
BACKGROUND: A number of individuals in Ethiopia are involved in illegal types of transnational migration, namely human trafficking and smuggling. The magnitude is not declining despite efforts to curb it. An in-depth understanding of the reasons for traffi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of depression among pregnant mothers who had intimate partner violence during pregnancy attending antenatal care at Gondar University Hospital Northwest Ethiopia in 2020 - Ayele S, Alemayehu M, Fikadu E, Tarekegn GE.
BACKGROUND: Antenatal depression is the major obstetric problem that led to significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in the third world. However, in Ethiopia this prevalence and association were not studied, as resul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Accept our rule or no ceasefire, rebels say
The rebels, who have retaken much of the Ethiopian region, also insist Eritrean troops must withdraw. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food and fuel running out in capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region
Food and fuel is running out in the capital of Ethiopia's war-torn northern Tigray region, a CNN producer on the ground in Mekelle reports. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Rebel resurgence raises questions for Abiy Ahmed
The capture of the Tigrayan capital Mekelle puts huge pressure on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Sudden Defeat, Captured Ethiopian Soldiers Are Marched to Prison
The scale of the loss suffered by one of Africa’s most powerful armies was on vivid display on Friday as thousands of government troops... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: East & West Hararge Zones Projected to Face "Critical Food Security Situations": UN
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The shortage of belg season rains (April to June) due to late-onset and long dry spells has left communities in East and West Hararge Zones with no harvest and food products. The failure of the belg rains has also largely affected land preparation for the 2021/22 meher season (June-September), the UNOCHA said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia and Eritrea Keep an Uneasy Silence After Tigray Shift
With a bigger humanitarian disaster looming, diplomats are trying to keep a Tigrayan victory from becoming a wider war. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia declares immediate, unilateral cease-fire in Tigray
Ethiopia’s government declared an immediate, unilateral cease-fire Monday in its Tigray region after nearly eight months of deadly... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopian forces withdraw from Tigray regional capital Mekelle
Less than a week into an intense offensive by Tigrayan forces, the Ethiopian military has withdrawn from the war-torn regional Tigrayan... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopian Forces Retreat in Tigray, and Rebels Enter the Capital
After months of civil war and government occupation, Tigrayan rebels have pushed a counterattack that quickly brought them to Mekelle’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modeling frequency of injuries per vehicle crash in Gurage Zone, Southern Ethiopia - Derese BM, Trueha DK.
BACKGROUND: Traffic accident is the most serious problem in developing countries like Ethiopia, which is among the leading cause of death with the highest increasing rate from year to year in Ethiopia. This research aimed to identify the associated factors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of depressive disorder among prisoners in Mekelle General Prison Center, Tigray, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study design - Welu SG, Aregawi DH, Gebreslassie HT, Kidanu KG.
BACKGROUND: Depression is the most prevalent mental disorder among prisoners and is the second leading cause of disability worldwide. Depression affects more for those who are less educated, female, single, and young prisoners, and worldwide prevalence of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emergency and disaster handling preparedness among front line health service providing nurses and associated factors at emergency department, at Amhara Regional State Referral Hospitals, Ethiopia - Tilahun L, Desu B, Zeleke M, Dagnaw K, Andualem A.
INTRODUCTION: Globally around 1.6 million individuals have died as a result of disasters per year. These disruptive events that happen in the world each day result in damage to individuals, families, and communities. METHODS: An institution-based c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Pattern of trauma admission and outcome among patients presented to Jimma University Specialized Hospital, south-western Ethiopia - Bayissa BB, Alemu S.
BACKGROUND: Trauma is an ever evolving world problem that needs close attention and devising means to prevent and treat. The aim of the study is to identify the main reason for trauma admissions and assess the patient outcome after intervention. Therefore,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Occupational safety practices and associated factors among employees in Jinmao and Philip Van Heusen Textile, Hawassa Industrial Park, South Ethiopia - Shiferaw M, Beyene H, Gitore WA, Mangasha AE.
This study aimed to assess the occupational sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ethiopia: MSF Mourns Three Colleagues Brutally Murdered in Ethiopia
[MSF] Staff at M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are today in mourning after receiving confirmation of the death of three of our colleagues who were working in Tigray region, Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Algeria: The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Deposits the Instrument of Ratification of the African Medicines Agency (Ama)
[African Union] The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria becomes the ninth (9th) Member State to deposit the instrument of ratification of the African Medicines Agency (AMA). The Republic of Algeria ratified the Treaty for the establishment of AMA on 10 June 2021 and deposited the instrument of accession, to the Commission of the African Union (AU) on 22 June 2021 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. H.E. Amira Elfadil Mohamed, Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, at the African Union Commission, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Witnesses say airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray kills dozens
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An airstrike hit a busy market in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray village of Togoga on Tuesday, according to health... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 disruptions in sub-Saharan Africa will have substantial health consequences
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) The COVID-19 pandemic poses substantial indirect risks to sub-Saharan African countries with fragile health systems and high levels of poverty, malnutrition, and other infectious diseases. New survey data from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Nigeria provides evidence for public policy to mitigate against nutrition, health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19 as the pandemic continues to spread on the continent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical Schools Usually Don ’t Teach How Conditions Look on Different Skin Tones. Malone Mukwende Is Trying to Change That
When Malone Mukwende, 21, started medical school in London, he identified a fundamental problem: almost all the images and data used in its teaching were based on studies of white patients. But medical symptoms can present very differently on Black and brown skin, leading to misdiagnosis, suffering and even death. Still a student, he has recently launched both a handbook, Mind the Gap, and Hutano, a new online platform intended to empower people with knowledge about their health. I asked him what he hoped to achieve and the wider lessons for all of us. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] AJ: For people who don&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angelina Jolie Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tigray Dissidents Claim Territorial Gains in Ethiopian Civil War
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voting underway in Ethiopia amid conflict and a raging humanitarian crisis
Ethiopians headed to the polls Monday for a controversial election being carried out amid an ongoing conflict and a raging humanitarian... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perception and experiences of sexual harassment among women working in hospitality workplaces of Bahir Dar city, Northwest Ethiopia: a qualitative study - Worke MD, Koricha ZB, Debelew GT.
BACKGROUND: Workplace sexual harassment is a public health problem that depends on gender, context, and perceived ideology. Although studies have documented the prevalence and consequences of workplace sexual harassment worldwide, victims' perceptions and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

EU envoy: Ethiopian leadership vowed to 'wipe out' Tigrayans
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s leaders in closed-door talks with a European Union special envoy earlier this year said “they are going... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Office Urges Media to Enhance Role in HIV/Aids Prevention,
[Ethiopian Herald] BISHOFTU- To prevent and control the spread of HIV/AIDs, Media should enhance its role in this end, said Addis Ababa City Administration HIV/AIDs Prevention and Control Office. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Central Sahel: Ground Zero in Tackling Climate Change Through Education
Yasmine SherifBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jun 16 2021 (IPS) The climate crisis is amplifying the effects of instability and violence in the world’s poorest countries. Nowhere is this more visible than in Africa’s Central Sahel region, where increasing temperature, floods, droughts and other climate change-induced disasters are triggering conflicts, displacement, and pushing girls and boys into the shadows. As world leaders come together to celebrate Africa Climate Week, in the lead up to this year’s climate talks in the UK, they must look at education – especially education for girls – as a co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Climate Change Combating Desertification and Drought Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Environment Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Telemedicine, to Expand Access to Essential Healthcare Service
[Ethiopian Herald] Needless to say that technology is making things easier; and changing the life style of every individual including each of their activities; even those once were tough and unthinkable to accomplish. Ranging from the different types of technological devices we are using in our day-to-day activities at home, workplace and other areas, to our personal gadgets, the ever morphing and expanding technologies are impacting peoples' life hugely. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pope demands food aid reach starving people of Tigray
Pope Francis is demanding that humanitarian aid reach hungry people in the war-torn Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, where Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers are blocking food and other assistance (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

350,000 people in famine conditions in Ethiopia ’s Tigray
Millions more across Tigray require urgent food and agriculture support to avert famine, analysis says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'There is famine in Ethiopia right now,' says UN aid chief
Over 350,000 people in Ethiopia's conflict-ravaged Tigray region are experiencing dire hunger, finds a new report by the United Nations... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. provides over $181 million to avert famine in Tigray, Ethiopia
The United States is providing more than $181 million to deliver food, water and aid to feed more than three million people it said were... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of occupational ocular injury and associated factors among small-scale industry workers in Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2019 - Mengistu HG, Alemu DS, Alimaw YA, Yibekal BT.
PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence of occupational ocular injury and associated factors among small-scale industry workers in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted on 542 manufa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news