Ethiopia: Parliament Convenes Today for an Emergency Meeting, to Hear Report On Covid-19 National Status
[Addis Standard] Members of the House People's Representatives (HoPR) are convening today for the 5th year, third emergency meeting to be held at the conference center located in the premises of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Determinants of early sexual initiation among female youth in Ethiopia: a multilevel analysis of 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey - Arefaynie M, Yalew M, Damtie Y, Kefale B.
BACKGROUND: Evidences on determinants of early sexual initiation among female youth is still limited especially; community-level factors are not investigated in Ethiopia. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess individual and community-level factors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia opens facility to make coronavirus test kits
With increasing cases of COVID-19, Ethiopia has opened a facility to produce kits to test for the coronavirus and says its researchers are working to develop and test a vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ministry Sets Rules for Opening School
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-(ENA) Ministry of Education has set the maximum number of students in a classroom to 25 and one student per desk in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the upcoming Ethiopian academic year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence against women and its association with pregnancy loss in Ethiopia: evidence from a national survey - Tiruye TY, Chojenta C, Harris ML, Holliday E, Loxton D.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is major public health problem that affects many dimensions of women's health. However, the role of IPV on women's reproductive health in general and pregnancy loss in particular, is largely unknown in Ethiopia. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Changing prevalence and factors associated with female genital mutilation in Ethiopia: data from the 2000, 2005 and 2016 national demographic health surveys - Azeze GA, Williams A, Tweya H, Obsa MS, Mokonnon TM, Kanche ZZ, Fite RO, Harries AD.
SETTING: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a traditional surgical modification of the female genitalia comprising all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia to Manufacture, Export Covid-19 Test Kits With China's Help
[Nation] As Covid-19 cases continued to climb sharply, Ethiopia's Ministry of Health on Sunday announced that the country will start manufacturing its own test kits with China's help. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Records Over 31 000 Covid-19 Deaths and Over a Million Recoveries
[allAfrica] As of September 6, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,291,832.Reported deaths in Africa have reached 31,079 and recoveries 1,029,456.South Africa has the most reported cases - 636,884, with deaths numbering 14,779. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (99,720 cases), Morocco (70,168), Nigeria (54,905), Ethiopia (57,466), and Algeria (46,071).The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Vaccinates Nearly 15 Mln. Children Against Measles
[Ethiopian Herald] Nearly 15 million children have been vaccinated against measles in Ethiopia in an effort by the health authorities to maintain essential health services, even as they battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, according to World Health Organization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Gender Central to Africa's Covid-19 Economic Recovery Initiatives
[Ethiopian Herald] Unless a gender perspective is embraced in COVID-19 recovery initiatives, the ongoing global health pandemic will amplify existing gender disparities leading to worse outcomes for women in terms of livelihoods and well-being, according to United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Orthopedic Surgeon Brings Surgery of the Century to Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from Addis Ababa University Dr. Samuel Hailu chose to specialize in the field of General Surgery. Unexpectedly, he faced a car accident from which he sustained multiple bone fractures. This led him to realize some problems in Ethiopian Orthopedic care. As a result, he decided to specialize in Orthopedic Surgery at the Addis Ababa University. Subsequently, he traveled to Canada for further study to specialize in hip and knee joint replacement, along with the tre (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Continent Records Over 30 000 Covid-19 Deaths and Over a Million Reccoveries
[allAfrica] As of September 5, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,284,440.Reported deaths in Africa have reached 30,854 and recoveries 1,022,027.South Africa has the most reported cases - 635,078, with deaths numbering 14,678. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (99,582 cases), Morocco (68,605), Nigeria (54,743), Ethiopia (56,516), and Ghana (44,777).The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) us (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The current mental health crisis of CoViD-19 pandemic among communities living in Gedeo Zone Dilla, SNNP, Ethiopia, April 2020 - Kassaw C, Pandey D.
This study aimed to assess the current mental health cri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ethiopia: EU Donates Covid - 19 Medical Supplies Worth 60 Mln Euros to IGAD
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The European Union (EU) on Monday donated 60 million Euros worth of COVID-19 medical supplies to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: 'When There is No Work, I Starve' - Child Minibus Conductors Hit Hard by Covid-19 Restrictions
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Addis Ababa -- In Ethiopia, underage minibus assistants are among those hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Home-Based Healthcare Services Survive Rough Patch
[Addis Fortune] One of the germinal industries that COVID-19 has stalled in its tracks is the upstart home healthcare industry. Due to fears of nurses spreading the virus to an often vulnerable customer base, many families have paused their contracts with this new breed of firm. The industry itself, however, is quite optimistic of its long-run prospects, writes MEHRET OKUBAY, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Changing landscapes, changing diets
(George Washington University) A new study led by Enquye Negash, a postdoctoral researcher in the George Washington University Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documents dietary shifts in herbivores that lived between 1-3 million years ago in Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with substance use among street children in Jimma town, Oromiya national regional state, Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study - Ayenew M, Kabeta T, Woldemichael K.
BACKGROUND: Street children constitute a marginalized population in most urban centers of the world. According to UN sources, there are up to 150 million street children in the world today. The estimated number of children who live on the streets in Ethiop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicidal behavior in problematic substance uses in South Gondar zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional survey - Legas G, Belete H, Asnakew S, Belete A, Shumet S.
BACKGROUND: Suicidal behavior has a significant contribution to the global burden of disease that affects individuals, families and communities at different age groups. Sadly, up to 75% of suicides in the world occur in low-and- middle income countries whi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Tour Operators' See Post Covid-19 Rosy Future in Addis
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- The splendor and leisure activities at the newly completed tourism attraction sites in Addis that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed initiated are game changers in increasing the number of tourist nights in the capital, Tour and Travel Agencies told The Ethiopian Herald. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: India Donates Covid-19 Drugs to Ethiopia
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The Embassy of India in Ethiopia has donated today medicines to Ethiopia to counter Corona virus in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An intimate partner violence prevention intervention for men, women, and couples in Ethiopia: additional findings on substance use and depressive symptoms from a cluster-randomized controlled trial - Leight J, Deyessa N, Verani F, Tewolde S, Sharma V.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is linked to substance use by male perpetrators and is associated with an increased risk of depression for women who experience violence. Unite for a Better Life (UBL) is a gender-transformative intervention deli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effectiveness of a culturally appropriate intervention to prevent intimate partner violence and HIV transmission among men, women, and couples in rural Ethiopia: findings from a cluster-randomized controlled trial - Sharma V, Leight J, Verani F, Tewolde S, Deyessa N.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with increased HIV risk and other adverse health and psychosocial outcomes. We assessed the impact of Unite for a Better Life (UBL), a gender-transformative, participatory intervention delivered to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Covid-19 Puts the Country's Politics in ICU
[Africa In Fact] Itika Teferi, a singer in Afan Oromo, one of the widely spoken languages in Ethiopia, found himself inside the Millennium Hall, a kilometre away from Addis Ababa's international airport, a couple of weeks ago. The hall, which is of a size unmatched in the country, serves as a conference centre. It is the preferred venue for major national events, including concerts by the country's pop sensations. It was here that Hachalu Hundissa, a popular singer and outspoken critic of the EPRDF regime, electrified youn (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alcohol use disorder and associated factors among Jimma University undergraduate students - Alemu D, Soboka M, Tesfaye E, Ahmed G, Tesfaye Y.
PURPOSE: Harmful alcohol use among University students is a problem throughout the world. However, little is known about alcohol use disorders among JFD university students in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the prevalence and associated fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Prosperity Party Executive Committee Concludes Meeting, Sets Directions
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The Executive Committee of Prosperity Party today discussed on current national issues and set directions on its future tasks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia Resist Camp Closure Amid Covid-19 Fears
[The New Humanitarian] Addis Ababa -- 'If the government tells us to go, then we have no choice but to go.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of suicidal ideation and attempt among undergraduate medical students of Haramaya University, Ethiopia. A cross sectional study - Asfaw H, Yigzaw N, Yohannis Z, Fekadu G, Alemayehu Y.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide is a disastrous act which has a significant effect on the global burden of disease, contributing yearly to 1.4% of the total burden with the foremost role played by a people aged between 15 and 35 years. Medical students are one of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide ideation, attempt, and determinants among medical students Northwest Ethiopia: an institution-based cross-sectional study - Desalegn GT, Wondie M, Dereje S, Addisu A.
BACKGROUND: Suicide ideation and attempt are more highly prevalent among medical students compared to the general population. Suicidal thought negatively impacts the quality of life, physical, and mental well-being of the students. However, research into s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Kenya: Yassin Juma Gets New Ethiopian Court Date After Covid-19 Infection
[Nation] Kenyan Journalist Yassin Juma is due to appear in court on August 18, his first session after he contracted Covid-19 at prison in Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Covid-19 - Cautious During the Day, Disarmed at Night
[Africa In Fact] Burial rituals are an elaborate affair in most of Ethiopia. Burials here have their roots in the Jewish culture of "Shiva", and they are followed by a period of mourning in which an entire community is engaged as a show of solidarity with those who are grieving. For three days after burial, large tents are erected for people to gather under to talk, eat, drink, and often play cards. The whole process is seen as an important way of helping the family members of the deceased to overcome their grief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Disclosure of intimate partner violence and associated factors among victimized women, Ethiopia, 2018: a community-based study - Agenagnew L, Tebeje B, Tilahun R.
This study is aimed at assessing the disclosure of intimate partner violence and assoc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The prevalence of occupational injuries and associated risk factors among workers in Bahir Dar Textile Share Company, Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia - Damtie D, Siraj A.
INTRODUCTION: Occupational injuries are occurrences arising out of, or in the course of, work which results in a fatal or nonfatal injury, e.g., a fall from a height or contact with moving machines. They pose psychological, behavioral, social, vocational, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Challenges and prospects of the criminal justice system in handling child victims and alleged offenders in Ethiopia - Eyasu N, Haile S, Tesfaye Y.
The current study aims to explore the challenges and prospects of the criminal justice system in handling child victims and alleged offenders in Bahir Dar metropolitan city, North West Ethiopia. A qualitative research design was adopted to achieve this goa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender-based violence perpetration by male high school students in Eastern Ethiopia - Beyene AS, Chojenta C, Loxton DJ.
This study aims to determine the prevalence of gender-based violence perpetration by male students in eastern Ethiopia. A cros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gender-norms, violence and adolescence: exploring how gender norms are associated with experiences of childhood violence among young adolescents in Ethiopia - Murphy M, Jones N, Yadete W, Baird S.
Adolescence is a time of particular risk for violence perpetrated by parents, teachers, peers and intimate partners. Social norms that condone violent discipline, promote masculinities focused on violence, and support gender inequality play an important ro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ministry Obtains Over 16 Mn Birr Worth Donation to Fight Covid-19
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Ministry of Health has received today over 16 million Birr worth donation that will help it fight COVID-19 from different quarters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Acid attack survivor gets reconstructive surgery in California
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Atsede Niguse, 29, had battery acid thrown at her by her estranged husband, whom she was seeking a divorce from, in Ethiopia in July 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The UN General Assembly: A 75-Year Journey Towards the Future We Want
This article was first published by the UN Chronicle on 6 July 2020.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post The UN General Assembly: A 75-Year Journey Towards the Future We Want appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Tijjani Muhammad-Bande is President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and Permanent Representat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tijjani Muhammad-Bande Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations UN at 75 Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Records Highest Single Day Covid-19 Fatalities
[ENA] Addis Abeba -- Ethiopia has reported its highest single day COVID-19 fatalities as 28 patients died on Sunday, pushing the total number of deaths to 310. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and help-seeking among Ethiopian women - Ebrahim NB, Atteraya MS.
Although intimate partner violence (IPV) is a widespread phenomenon in Ethiopia, the relationship between help-seeking sources and IPV is not well understood. Better understanding of this relationship could play a role in preventing IPV. We used data colle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Djibouti: African Development Bank Grant for Djibouti to Response the Pandemic
[Ethiopian Herald] The African Development Bank approved grants worth about 41.16 million USD to Djibouti to bolster the national budget in support of government efforts to mitigate national and regional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Africa Development Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lessons learned evaluating the baby friendly spaces program for south Sudanese refugees in Gambella, Ethiopia: strengthening research and programmatic partnerships to address maternal and child health and psychosocial needs in humanitarian emergencies - Lasater ME, Woldeyes GM, Le Roch K, Phan X, Solomon-Osborne A, Murray SM.
BACKGROUND: During humanitarian crises, women and children are particularly vulnerable to morbidity and mortality. To address this problem, integrated child health interventions that include support for the well-being of mothers must be adapted and assesse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

WHO leader is stuck between feuding China and US. It's a situation 'rock star' Tedros has spent his life preparing for
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was watching late-night television when he saw a hospital boss criticizing him and Ethiopia's Health Ministry, which he was leading at the time, for doing a terrible job. Instead of responding with a furious diatribe, as some political leaders might when watching their detractors on TV, he contacted the man, Dr. Kesete Admasu. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Vaccinates 14 Million Children Against Measles
[East African] Ethiopia has concluded a nationwide vaccination campaign against measles for millions of children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence during pregnancy and risk of still birth in hospitals of Tigray region Ethiopia - Gebreslasie KZ, Weldemariam S, Gebre G, Mehari MA.
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy may represent a time of exceptional vulnerability to intimate partner violence because of changes in women's conditions. Despite the fact that intimate partner violence during pregnancy confers considerable risk to the health of the w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine cost effective in Ethiopia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cost of haemodialysis high in Ethiopia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Using Experiences From the Polio Programme in the Response to Covid-19 Pandemic in Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] Many frontline workers are putting their lives on-the-line in the response to COVID-19 pandemic. They put their lives at risk daily, tasked with the critical mission of controlling the spread and mitigating the impact of this pandemic. Berhane Beyene is one of those heroines with the mission-essential task of keeping laboratory surveillance and detection of COVID-19 in motion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Vaccinates Nearly 15 Million Children Against Measles Despite Covid-19 Challenges
[WHO] Nearly 15 million children have been vaccinated against measles in Ethiopia in an effort by the health authorities to maintain essential health services, even as they battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news