Ethiopia ’s worst drought in 40 years threatens to derail gains made in maternal and newborn health
GODE, Ethiopia– “When I saw my baby’s hand coming out, I ran for our lives. We travelled nearly 90 kilometres to the nearest health facility… We are both lucky to be alive.” (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Call to Invest ‘Serious Resources’ in Education, to Stem Tide of Child Labour
Significant investments from the international community will be needed to get free quality education for every child. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPS By Cecilia RussellDurban, May 17 2022 (IPS) “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to eliminate child labour.” So said Dennis Sinyolo, Director of Education International’s African Regional Office in Accra, Ghana adapting liberation icon and late South African president Nelson Mandela’s famous quote about how education can change the world. Sinyolo was participating in a themed discussion on education at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Child Labour COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Featured Global Headlines Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Suicidal behavior and associated factors among prisoners in Dilla town, Dilla, Ethiopia 2020: an institutional based cross-sectional study - Habtamu E, Desalegn D.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a serious cause of mortality worldwide and is a psychiatric emergency. Among prisoners, it is the leading cause of death compared to the general population. However, suicide in prison is a neglected public health issue especially in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Use of seatbelts and observable factors among public transport drivers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Takele S, Tefera Y, Abegaz T, Mulugeta H, Shriniwas A.
Wearing of proper seatbelt while driving is scientifically proven to protect from severe and fatal injuries. The aim of this study was to assess the status of proper seatbelt use and observable factors among public transport drivers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Displacement, polygyny, romantic jealousy, and intimate partner violence: a qualitative study among Somali refugees in Ethiopia - Abudulai F, Pichon M, Buller AM, Scott J, Sharma V.
This study aimed to explore factors that elicit jealousy among Somali refugees in the Bokolmayo Refugee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Inequality Tightens Its Grip on the Most Vulnerable
Every year, 570 million tons of food are wasted at the household level people. Global food waste accounts for 8–10% of greenhouse gas emissions. Credit: Claudia Ciobanu/IPSBy Baher KamalMADRID, May 13 2022 (IPS) Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union’s population go to bed hungry… every single night. And please don’t pretend you did not know that 20% of all humans –those who live in the wealthiest countries– waste about 35% of the food they buy, throwing it in the garbage. Poverty, armed con...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequality Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Africa: Making Covid Vaccines on the Continent - Advances and Sustainability Issues
[The Conversation Africa] The history of vaccine manufacturing capacity in Africa dates back to 1881, when Egypt's Vacsera company was established. Before the COVID pandemic was declared, there were eight African countries that, to our knowledge, had a record of vaccine manufacturing facilities. They were: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia (North Africa); Nigeria and Senegal (West Africa); Ethiopia (East Africa); and South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Commitment to African Medicines Agency Needs More Than Words
To date, 19 countries have already ratified the treaty. However, this number remains far short of the 55 AU member states and excludes some of the region’s power houses such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Senegal. Credit: Charles Mpaka/IPSBy Johnpaul Omollo and Taonga ChilalikaNAIROBI/JOHANNESBURG, Apr 29 2022 (IPS) Across Africa, local manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies are responding to the urgent need for locally produced medical products and technologies despite the existing regulatory challenges. We can support manufacturing capacity by expediting the establishment and operationalisation of t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Johnpaul Omollo and Taonga Chilalika Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Ethiopia: How Ethiopia Improved the Quality of Maternal Care Through the Strengthening of Midwifery Training
[Nigeria Health Watch] The thrill and anticipation of becoming a new mother is universal and the life of every pregnant woman matters. No woman should lose her life, because she is giving life, no matter where she lives and regardless of her income. This is why the unacceptably high ratios of maternal mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa is a major public health challenge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: East Showa Zone Reports Burning of Ambulance Vehicle
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The East Showa zone administration stated that an ambulance vehicle was burnt down by 'extremist Amhara forces' calling themselves 'Fano'. The ambulance with a total of four passengers was en route from Gursum woreda of the East Hararghe zone to Adama on the 19th of April, 2022, the East Showa zone communications bureau said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Conducts Measles Vaccination Campaign to Respond to an Outbreak in Three Regions
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- A measles vaccination campaign was conducted in Ethiopia from February to March 2022 in SNNP, Somali and Oromia regions targeting more than half a million children aged between 6 months to 10 years. The campaign aimed to stop the spread of a measles outbreak reported from 12 woredas (districts) in three regions: seven woredas of SNNP, one woreda of Guji Zone in Oromia, and four woredas of Somali putting more than 650,000 children at risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: National Blood Bank Announces Nationwide Shortage of Blood
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ethiopian Blood bank service today announced a nationwide shortage of blood. Ejegayehu Afework, the blood bank blood quality, and health assurance team leader at the Ethiopian national blood bank told Addis Standard that the shortage was a result of the ongoing two major fasting seasons of Christian and Muslim communities. Likewise, the director of blood donor services Dr. Temesgen Tafese, was quoted as saying that the country's current blood storage will only be enough for five days. He mentioned that the (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ataye District Hospital Struggles to Operate in Aftermath of War
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ataye District Hospital in the North Shewa Zone of the Amhara region is in immediate need of assistance as its laboratory has stopped operating, the hospital's medical director Doctor Teshome Bizuayehu told Addis Standard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence among reproductive-age women in central Gondar zone, Northwest, Ethiopia: a population-based study - Getinet W, Azale T, Getie E, Salelaw E, Amare T, Demilew D, Lemma A, Kibret D, Aklilu A, Tensae T, Srahbzu M, Shumet S.
BACKGROUND: Violence against women is the most widespread kind of human rights violation, and it has been linked to a wide range of consequences. The most prominent psychosocial and mental health concern that has serious effects for women's physical and me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Thirteen Die As Eleven Regions See Meningitis Outbreak: Who
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- A new report on "Outbreaks and other Emergencies" published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 03 April said 13 deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR) 0.9%) and a total of 1 398 suspected meningitis cases have been reported from 11 out of 12 regions in Ethiopia. Of these four regions: Oromia, Somali, SNNPR, Amhara, "crossed the epidemic threshold", and five regions - Harari, Afar, Addis Abeba city Administration, Benishangul-Gumuz and Gambella - "crossed the alert threshold" of meningitis outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news