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Ethiopia:Local Pharmaceutical Industries Running Under Capacity
[Ethiopian Herald] Country's pharmaceutical manufacturers said to lack capacity in satisfying the increasing national demand and supporting import substitution strategy in this regard as well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ministry to Start Providing Vaccination Against Cervical Cancer in October This Year
[ENA] Ethiopia will start providing nationwide vaccination against cervical cancer beginning October 2018, Ministry of Health disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Raising Guard On Substandard, Counterfeit Drugs
[Ethiopian Herald] A number of researches on coun- terfeit/substandard medicines have stated that the prevalence of such pharmaceutical crime is higher in low income countries. For instance, WHO's new research that has recently gone viral estimates 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low and middle income countries is either substandard or falsified. So what does this mean for Ethiopia? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Expanding Quality Health Care
[Ethiopian Herald] Quality health care is essential for the welbeing of a society (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Climate change mitigation project threatens local ecosystem resilience in Ethiopia
(Stockholm University) To increase forest cover in the Global South in order to mitigate climate change does not always have positive effects, as shown in a new study undertaken by Stockholm University in southern Ethiopia. It can also threaten biodiversity and the survival of unique alpine plants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Garden, Stakeholders Promoting Alternative Medical System
[Ethiopian Herald] Gullele Botanic Garden said it has been gathering and supplying plants that are utilized in traditional medicine to promote alternative systems of medicine as health care services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Mechanics Behind Rapid HIV Test Kits Assessment
[Ethiopian Herald] Throughout its history, Ethiopia has only twice applied fast HIV test kits algorithm. HIV-rapid test kits like 'Determine', 'Capillus' and 'Uni-Gold' were used by the country in that order. After local assessment of kits was carried out for the second time 'KHB', 'Stat-Pak' and 'Uni-Gold' kits were put in place in that order. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Treating Cervical Cancer Beforehand
[Ethiopian Herald] Seble Tamrat (in this article her name is changed for the sake of her privacy), 17, was a 10th grade student in one of Addis Ababa's high Schools. She was one of the outstanding students in the school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ensuring Doctor's Insurance
[Ethiopian Herald] While performing a duty, everything may not go right every day. Every profession could not be free from risks and dangers ,they could be reduced and corrected though. For example regardless of how many years of experience a doctor or firm may have, there is always a possibility of making medical errors while performing complicated surgeries or others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Students of Haramaya University Say They Are Forced to Leave Campus in Search of Food
[Addis Standard] Students of the Haramaya University, one of the oldest universities in Ethiopia located in east Hararghe Zone of the Oromia regional state, said they were forced to leave campus in search of food after their cafeteria "denied" them providing the free meal service available in state universities in Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:University Sets to Produce Herbal Medicine
[Ethiopian Herald] Debre Birhan University announced that it is going to produce herbal drugs that would help to cure various skin diseases in the near future.. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Transition from war to peace: the Ethiopian disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration experience - Berhe MG.
The objective of this paper is to chronicle the 1991 to 1997 Ethiopian disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) experience in the context of Ethiopia's transition from war to peace. The DDR project is usually a post-conflict political project th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Gender-based violence among married women in Debre Tabor Town, Northwest Ethiopia: a qualitative study - Muche AA, Adekunle AO, Arowojolu AO.
This study aimed to assess the perception and attitude of the community towards gender-based violence among married women in Northwest Ethiopia. A qualitative study was conducted... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Institute Sets Up Health Data Management Center
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) has established a National Data Management Center for Health dedicated to the collection and generation of evidences that serve policy makers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Promising Results in Reducing Maternal Mortality
[Ethiopian Herald] In our world, the annual number of maternal deaths has sustainably declined since 1990. In 2015, an estimated 303,000 women died due to pregnancy and child birth related complications. Of these, Sub-Saharan Africa constitutes 66 percent of the global burden, as some sources indicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Expanding support for Ethiopia's malaria control efforts
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) After nearly a decade of providing critical support to Ethiopia in its ongoing efforts to combat malaria, ICAP at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health will be raising its level of response through a new five-year, $25 million cooperative agreement grant from the US President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) awarded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child injuries in Ethiopia: a review of the current situation with projections - Li Q, Alonge O, Lawhorn C, Ambaw Y, Kumar S, Jacobs T, Hyder AA.
BACKGROUND: Heavy burden of child injuries and lack of policy response in Ethiopia call for an improved understanding of the situation and development of action plans from multiple governmental agencies and stakeholders. METHODS: A consortium of in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Alert Stepping Up Transformation Efforts
[Ethiopian Herald] All African Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Rehabilitation and Training Center (ALERT) said it is on the right track to achieve its plan to be a specialized teaching hospital by 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa:Coordinated Effort to Save the Horn
[Ethiopian Herald] The horn of Africa is one of the places of political and economic instability. It is one of continent's hotbed. For this reason migration and hunger have become its manifestation. To add an insult to injury, several contagious diseases are affecting thousands of peoples living in boarder areas. Malaria, HIV and TB are some of the threats. This is specially true in boarder areas and migration camps where frequent influx of people is common. Seeing this, several NGOs are working in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Whole New Decade for Water
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on Mar. 22.The post A Whole New Decade for Water appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Water Day Source Type: news

Ethiopia:More Concern for Kidney Disease Prevention
[Ethiopian Herald] Chronic, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), particularly cardiovascular, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) have now replaced the communicable diseases and become the leading public health threat and economic cost worldwide, consuming 80 percent of many health care budgets, as sources indicate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Preventive Checks
[Addis Fortune] Even in the late 18th century, humankind was wary of population growth. Englishman Thomas R. Malthus, in his 1798 book 'An Essay on the Principle of Population', argues that humanity would grow too fast for food production to catch up with it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Hospital's Studies Improving TB Treatment
[Ethiopian Herald] St. Peter's Specialized Hospital disclosed that it has been actively conducting studies on improving TB treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Correction to: Suicide ideation and attempts among people with epilepsy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Haile K, Awoke T, Ayano G, Tareke M, Abate A, Nega M.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s12991-018-0174-6.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Hospital Implementing Advanced Toxicology Treatment
[Ethiopian Herald] St. Peter's Specialized Hospital is implementing advanced toxicology treatment by opening Toxicology Research Center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Playing it Safe: Legal and Clandestine Abortions among Adolescents in Ethiopia
ConclusionsWe find no evidence that adolescents are more likely than older women to have clandestine abortions. However, the higher abortion and pregnancy rates among sexually active adolescents suggest that they face barriers in access to and use of contraceptive services. Further work is needed to address the persistence of clandestine abortions among adolescents in a context where safe and legal abortion is available. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

First Study on the Incidence of Abortion Among Ethiopian Adolescents Released
A new study finds that adolescent women have benefited greatly from the 2005 expansion of Ethiopia ’s abortion law that gave them access to safe, legal abortion services. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Nation's Hospitality Industry - Opportunities,Challenges
[Ethiopian Herald] The nation's hospitality and tourism is one of the promising industry sectors particularly in creating immense employment opportunities. But,some investors claimed that the nation has not tapped into this potential for various reasons yet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Women Urged to Have Timely Kidney Diagnosis
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Kidney Association called on fellow women to carry out a usual kidney diagnosis as they are more vulnerable to various kidney infections than men. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Japanese Companies Keen to Invest in Pharmaceutical Sector
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) revealed that Japanese companies have keen interest to invest in the pharmaceutical sector in Ethiopia in close partnership with Ethiopian companies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Saving lives
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Last year, 81 million people worldwide experienced severe food insecurity. About 80 percent of them live in Africa.While much of that food insecurity relates to civil war and violence in places like South Sudan and Nigeria, a good portion also stems from a sequence of five severe droughts that began in Ethiopia in 2015 and spread across parts of the continent in the ensuing three years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:School Feeding Reduces Dropouts
[Ethiopian Herald] The Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' State Education Bureau said that the school feeding program has reduced dropouts and improved teaching learning process as well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Determinants of health seeking behaviour following rabies exposure in Ethiopia - Beyene TJ, Mourits MCM, Revie CW, Hogeveen H.
The objective of this study was to identify factors that determine medical treatment seeking behaviour following potential rabies exposure after being bitten by a suspected dog and the likelihood of compliance to receive sufficient doses of post-exposure p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa:Tillerson's Tour Is About China's Influence and War On Terrorism
[Nation] Of the Kenya-Ethiopia-Djibouti-Chad-Nigeria circuit United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is covering in his first official African outing, he is perhaps only familiar with Nigeria, where the company he headed before joining government - ExxonMobil - drills a lot of oil. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Experts Call for Compassionate and Respectful Care Improvement
[Ethiopian Herald] Experts stressed on the need to extensively work to empowering health workers on Compassionate and Respectful Care (CRC) and improve quality of health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Curbing the Impact of Epilepsy
[Ethiopian Herald] Information from World Health Organization (WHO) about epilepsy fact sheet indicates that "Epilepsy is the most common chronic brain disorder globally and affecting people of all ages. More than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy and 80percent of them live in developing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCLA pediatrician inspires humanism in young doctors
Dr. Lee Miller ’s journey began, as many do, with a train ride. Thirty years ago, he was a UCLA assistant professor traveling from Philadelphia to New York. After threading his way through the crowded aisles of every car, he eyed the last three vacant seats in the caboose.“I chose a fortuitous seat next to an elderly gentleman from Shanghai,” Miller recalled recently in a special address to UCLA medical students. “He was a pediatrician teaching students, just like me.”The ride passed quickly as the older physician recounted stories about his work in global health. When the two exchanged busine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Courageous girls change attitudes about FGM in Ethiopia
Durame, ETHIOPIA– Genet Girma, 31, was a trailblazer in her community. Fifteen years ago, she ran away from home when she learned that her mother planned to have her undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Moudio Source Type: news

The relationship between under-five child death and maternal mental distress in Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia: a community based comparative cross-sectional study - Shifa GT, Ahmed AA, Yalew AW.
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of the association between child death and maternal mental distress may help to understand the indirect impact of reduction of under-five mortality on maternal mental wellbeing. This will further have a positive impact on the developm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ministry Vows to Eliminate Malaria
[Ethiopian Herald] Ministry of Health expressed its strong commitment to eliminate malaria at 239 weredas with active participation of the public health care professionals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Injury-related gaining momentum as external causes of deaths in Ethiopian health and demographic surveillance sites: evidence from verbal autopsy study - Gelaye KA, Tessema F, Tariku B, Abera SF, Gebru AA, Assefa N, Zelalem D, Dedefo M, Kondal M, Kote M, Sisay MM, Mekonnen W, Terefe MW, Biks GA, Eshetu F, Abera M, Fekadu Y, Hailu GB, Tilahun E, Lakew Y.
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia, though all kinds of mortality due to external causes are an important component of overall mortality often not counted or documented on an individual basis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the patterns of m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Faces Largest Financial Gap to Tackle Malaria - Ethiopian Ex-Minister
[This Day] Nigeria constitutes about 27 per cent of the global malaria burden, hence eliminating it is key to defeating the public health issue globally. In an exclusive interview with Martins Ifijeh, the former Minister of Health, Ethiopia, Dr. Kesete Admasu, who is presently the Chief Executive Officer, RBM Partnership to End Malaria, said Nigeria faces the largest financial gap required to fully implement its national malaria strategic plan between 2018 and 2020, and that the country needs continued political will (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Health Insurance Schemes to Commence in Addis
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency (EHIA) said it has finalized preparation to implement health insurance schemes in Addis Ababa in the view to ensure low-income groups access to modern health service delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Battling Malaria
[Ethiopian Herald] Yaya Hamza is Malaria Coordinator in the Health Office's of Afar National Regional State Afambo Woreda. As he has spent his years in the State and his work is intertwined with the communities, he has a lot to talk about the deadliest mosquitoes, and the burden of malaria in the surrounding communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Update on Yale ’s Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative in Ethiopia
The partnership between Yale and Ethiopia ’s Ministry of Health aims to improve management skills at health centers and health offices around the country. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Medical Caravan
[Addis Fortune] Camel caravans cross the Awash river transporting insecticide treated nets to remote locations in Afar at the launch of distributing six million nets to help protect against malaria. The project is lead by US Center for Disease Control& Prevention, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and regional health bureaus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How gender- and violence-related norms affect self-esteem among adolescent refugee girls living in Ethiopia - Stark L, Asghar K, Seff I, Cislaghi B, Yu G, Tesfay Gessesse T, Eoomkham J, Assazenew Baysa A, Falb K.
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests adolescent self-esteem is influenced by beliefs of how individuals in their reference group perceive them. However, few studies examine how gender- and violence-related social norms affect self-esteem among refugee populations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ambulance use is not associated with patient acuity after road traffic collisions: a cross-sectional study from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Abebe Y, Dida T, Yisma E, Silvestri DM.
BACKGROUND: Africa accounts for one sixth of global road traffic deaths-most in the pre-hospital setting. Ambulance transport is expensive relative to other modes of pre-hospital transport, but has advantages in time-sensitive, high-acuity scenarios. Many ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Volunteers in Ethiopia's women's development army are more deprived and distressed than their neighbors: cross-sectional survey data from rural Ethiopia - Maes K, Closser S, Tesfaye Y, Gilbert Y, Abesha R.
BACKGROUND: Many Community Health Workers (CHWs) experience the same socioeconomic and health needs as their neighbors, given that they are by definition part of their communities. Yet very few studies aim to measure and characterize experiences of depriva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news