Ethiopia: Providing Assistance to People in Ethiopia and Sudan in Wake of Tigray Violence
[MSF] Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia after fighting broke out in early November 2020, according to OCHA.ReliefWeb - Ethiopia - Tigray Region Humanitarian Update Situation Report, 6 January 2021. Some 50,000 people have crossed in to Sudan as refugees, while many others are displaced within the region, staying in towns, remote areas or trapped between localised outbreaks of fighting. Teams from M édecins Sans Frontières (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Letter of Concern From Alatyon General Hospital On CT-Scan Handed to the Hospital By Ethio Lease
[Addis Standard] Dear editors, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Magnitude and associated factors of suicidal ideation and attempt among people with epilepsy attending outpatient treatment at primary public hospitals in northwest Ethiopia: a multicentre cross-sectional study - Nigussie K, Tesfaye B, Lemma A, Kerebih H.
This study aimed to assess magnitude and associated factors of suicidal ideation and attempt among people with epilepsy attending outpatient treatment at primary public hospitals, northwest Ethiopia using suicide module of World Mental Health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The 12 items Amharic version WHODAS-2 showed cultural adaptation and used to measure disability among road traffic trauma victims in Ethiopia - Denu ZA, Yassin MO, Bisetegn TA, Biks GA, Gelaye KA.
This study aimed to assess the 12 items WHODAS-2 and test its psychometric ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Harmful traditional practices against women and children in Yem Special Woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia - Kassie A.
This study was conducted to assess the overall status of harmful traditional practices against women and children in Yem special woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia. It involved the use of cross-sectional research design with the purpose of exploring the issue in focu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ethiopia: The Politics of Vaccine Conspiracies and Controversies
[Ethiopian Herald] For a long, vaccines have been considered as one of the important human discoveries and reliable ways of preventing deadly diseases; equally true, these discoveries have been surrounded by contentious controversies and conspiracies. The digital era has only intensified the mistrust of vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: PM Abiy Calls for Continued Precautionary Measures to Prevent Covid-19
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called on the public to continue with the precautionary measures aimed at tackling the spread of COVID-19 as the cases continue to surge in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence among antenatal care attendees amidst the COVID-19 crisis: the incidence in Ethiopia - Teshome A, Gudu W, Bekele D, Asfaw M, Enyew R, Compton SD.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence and predictors of intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy amidst the COVID19 pandemic. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the antenatal care clinic of Saint Paul's Hospital Millennium ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Get relief from diarrhea with wild tea leaves
(Natural News) Osyris quadripartita, commonly known as wild tea plant, is a member of the sandalwood (Santalaceae) family, which is composed of flowering plants that are partially parasitic to other plants. In Africa, the wild tea plant is widely used in traditional medicine. Its leaves, for instance, are used to treat malaria in Ethiopia and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: United Nations Agencies Deliver Lifeline Food Assistance to 25,000 Eritrean Refugees in Tigray
[WFP] Eritrean refugees in two camps in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia received a month's worth of food supplies through a joint distribution by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Ethiopia's Agency for Refugees and Returnee Affairs (ARRA). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A cameraman for Reuters was arrested in Ethiopia after police raided his home and confiscated his computer, phone, and other materials....
A cameraman for Reuters was arrested in Ethiopia after police raided his home and confiscated his computer, phone, and other materials, (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and predictors of alcohol use among adult males in Ethiopia: multilevel analysis of Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey 2016 - Tessema ZT, Zeleke TA.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol is a psychoactive substance that is widely consumed in the world. Alcohol use is one of the world's leading risk factors for disease and disability. It affects individuals' physical, mental, economic, and social issues. To our knowled... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

WHO Chief Tedros Ghebreyesus faces allegations of genocide
(Natural News) David Steinman, an American economist nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, has called for the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) director-general, Tedros Ghebreyesus, to be prosecuted for genocide. In a complaint filed at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Steinman has accused Ghebreyesus of supporting genocide in Ethiopia by being a crucial decision-maker about the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 100 people killed in dawn attack on Ethiopian village, rights group says
Gunmen killed more than 100 people in a dawn attack in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia on Wednesday, the human rights... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unintentional injuries and sociodemographic factors among households in Ethiopia - Mulugeta H, Tefera Y, Abegaz T, Thygerson SM.
BACKGROUND: Unintentional injuries are a public health problem throughout the world including Africa. Most of the injury studies in Ethiopia are from the healthcare facility or workplace that does not reflect the problem at the community level. Therefore, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

The burden of injuries in Ethiopia from 1990-2017: evidence from the global burden of disease study - Ali S, Destaw Z, Misganaw A, Worku A, Negash L, Bekele A, Zergaw A, Walker A, Odell C, Naghavi M, Abate E, Mirkuzie AH.
BACKGROUND: Mortality caused by injuries is increasing and becoming a significant global public health concern. Limited evidence from Ethiopia on road traffic, unintentional and intentional injuries indicate the potential public health impact of problems r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Pay Cuts and Forced Overtime - Covid-19 Takes Heavy Toll On Garment Workers
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Hawassa, Ethiopia -- Workers report further worsening of conditions as short-staffed factories try to recover orders lost early in the pandemic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early marriage and women's empowerment: the case of child-brides in Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia - Abera M, Nega A, Tefera Y, Gelagay AA.
BACKGROUND: Women, especially those who marry as children, experience various forms and degrees of exclusion and discrimination. Early marriage is a harmful traditional practice that continues to affect millions around the world. Though it has declined ove... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Conducts Polio Vaccination Campaigns to Ensure the Country Remains Polio Free
[WHO] In November 2020, Ethiopia conducted an oral polio vaccination campaign targeting 7.1 million under-5 children in four regions and two city administrations despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign was conducted in Harari, Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions, and Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa cities. This campaign, which attained 103% of the targeted coverage, was the second-round of a polio vaccination campaign that was conducted in October 2020 also targeting 7.1 million children under- (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: ACB Launches Campaign for Next Global Fund Strategy Development
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-The African Constituency Bureau (ACB) for the Global Fund launched an advocacy campaign "African Voice for the Global Fund" to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria that will last for at least 7 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Ethiopia Is an Early Symptom of Africa's Impending Covid Crises
[African Arguments] In March 2020, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made an unthinkable announcement: national elections planned for August were postponed until 2021. At least. The country's fledgling democratic infrastructure couldn't safely handle the ballot amid Covid-19 restrictions. The vote would have to wait - it was in everyone's best interest. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Africa can Lead the World in the COVID-19 Recovery
A mother homeschools her children in Shamva district, Zimbabwe, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa; Zimbabwe and South Sudan among most vulnerable. Credit: WFP/Tatenda MachekaBy Kundhavi KadiresanWASHINGTON DC, Dec 18 2020 (IPS) Africa, compared to Asia, Europe and the US, has largely escaped the devastating death toll of COVID-19, accounting for a fraction of the world’s 63 million cases. Instead, the continent has been uniquely affected by the pandemic’s impact on food supply chains, revealing underlying vulnerabilities that threaten to bring a different crisis and l...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kundhavi Kadiresan Tags: Education Gender Gender Identity Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour LGBTQ TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ethiopia: UN Releases Emergency Funding for Civilians in Ethiopia's Tigray
[UN News] The UN has released $36.6 million for civilians caught up in the conflict that has roiled Ethiopia's Tigray region since early last month, in order to secure water, sanitation and lifesaving medical supplies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN releases emergency funding for civilians in Ethiopia ’s Tigray, as Africa’s battle against COVID-19 intensifies
The UN has released $36.6 million for civilians caught up in the conflict that has roiled Ethiopia’s Tigray region since early last month, in order to secure water, sanitation and lifesaving medical supplies. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Five Years since the Paris Agreement: The Race to Net Zero Is On
GGGI has been working closely with the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan supporting effective policymaking and planning to drive reduced deforestation and peatland degradation in the province, particularly in Utar Serapat which consists of 107,000 ha of peatlands. GGGI also supports Central Kalimantan in mobilizing public and private investment for sustainable and inclusive landscape-based projects designed to achieve low carbon development in the province. By Frank Rijsberman, Ingvild Solvang, Kristin Deason, Julie Godin, Hanh Le, Siddhartha Nauduri, and Marcel Silvius, Global Green Growth InstituteDec 17 2020 (...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frank Rijsberman -Ingvild Solvang - Kristin Deason Tags: Climate Change Environment Green Economy Health Humanitarian Emergencies Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) 2020 Source Type: news

Prevalence of sexual violence in Ethiopian workplaces: systematic review and meta-analysis - Worke MD, Koricha ZB, Debelew GT.
BACKGROUND: Workplace sexual violence is a significant public health problem in low and middle-income countries, including Ethiopia. However, except for individual studies with varying prevalence rates in different occupations, there are no national preval... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Africa: Ground Breaking and Unveiling Ceremony for Africa CDC HQ
[African Union] Today, H.E. Amira Elfadil Mohamed Elfadil, Commissioner for Social Affairs and H.E. Ambassador Yuxi Liu, Head of the Mission of the People's Republic of China to Ethiopia, on behalf of the African Union Commission and the Government of China attended the ground breaking and unveiling ceremony for the China aided Project of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Headquarters building. The event took place in the presence of representatives from the AU Commission, the Government o (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As War Goes On in Ethiopia, Ethnic Harassment Is on the Rise
Ethnic Tigray people all over the country report an increase in discrimination and abuse from the authorities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia returns refugees who fled Tigray fighting, to alarm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a development the United Nations calls “disturbing,” Ethiopia on Friday said it is returning thousands of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Africa: Why a New Potato Variety Could Be a Game-Changer for Farmers
[The Conversation Africa] Imagine being a potato farmer in Ethiopia, Kenya or Nigeria. On a small piece of land, which you depend on for food and income, you have spent months planting, weeding and watering. Up to twice a week, you manually spray your field, sometimes with limited equipment, or hire someone to do it, spending much of your income on fungicides to avoid crop diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: How a soldier survived an 11-hour gun battle
Ethiopian soldiers recount the dramatic moment their army camps were raided in Tigray. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facing War, Virus and Locusts, Ethiopia ’s Once-Golden Economy Loses Its Luster
A monthlong civil war, coronavirus lockdowns and historic locust infestations have left the Ethiopian economy stumbling. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia's conflict stokes humanitarian and virus crisis
Ethiopia’s month-long war in its northern Tigray region is hampering efforts to fight one of Africa’s worst coronavirus outbreaks, as the fighting has displaced more than 1 million people and strained humanitarian services to the breaking point (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Running On Fumes - Ethiopian Tourism in 2020
[Addis Fortune] With the government ending some of its travel restrictions that were in place due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in September, entrepreneurs in the tourism industry began to sense that things would slowly return to normal in an industry that had been completely at a stand still. Now the war in Tigray Regional State has made forecasts only more dim, reports MAYA MISIKIR, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Remarkable'Music of Mourning' From a Reclusive Ethiopian Nun Remarkable'Music of Mourning' From a Reclusive Ethiopian Nun
A grieving widow introduces David Kerr to a new composer, which moves him to muse about the music he turns to for solace.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

East Africa: Kenya and Access to Healthy Diets - The Biggest Issue
[Gain] The Republic of Kenya is located in East Africa and borders Uganda to the east, Tanzania to the south and Ethiopia and Somalia to the north. With a population of more than 47.6 million people sprawled across 580,367 square kilometres, Kenya is the 29th most populous country in the world. Prior to the advent of COVID-19, it was showing considerable progress in the fight against malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: HIV/ Aids in Alarming Rate in Addis Ababa - Office
[Ethiopian Herald] Addis Ababa City Administration HIV / AIDS Prevention and Control Office said that the prevalence of HIV/Aids in Addis Ababa is at alarming rate that needs due attention from all actors from the sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations says food has now run out for the nearly 100,000 refugees from Eritrea who have been sheltering... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: MSF Providing Medical Care and Assistance in Sudan to People Fleeing the Violence in Ethiopia
[MSF] On November 4, Ethiopia's prime minister ordered military action against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Tigray region, in northern Ethiopia, following an attack on a military base. The escalating conflict is already affecting hundreds of thousands of people, and it runs the risk of destabilizing other parts of the country and the region, with potentially catastrophic humanitarian consequences. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Hospitals in Mekelle Struggling As Medical Supplies Run Out & Red Cross Ambulances Evacuate Injured
[ICRC] Addis Ababa -- A day after fighting around the Tigray state capital Mekelle, local hospitals and health facilities are running dangerously low on medical supplies to care for the wounded as well as other mounting medical needs and conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Mekelle Hospitals Struggling As Medical Supplies Run Out and Ambulances Evacuate Injured
[ICRC] Addis Ababa -- A day after fighting around the Tigray state capital Mekelle, local hospitals and health facilities are running dangerously low on medical supplies to care for the wounded as well as other mounting medical needs and conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Drums of War Were Beating for Almost Two Years. Why Ethiopia's Conflict Was Avoidable
[The Conversation Africa] I grew up in Ethiopia during the days of the military government. For years before its overthrow in 1991, the national army was locked in a protracted war against rebel movements in the north. It was common in those days to hear state media reporting the capture or recapture of towns from rebel forces. The parading of prisoners of war made daily headlines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopian military shelling Tigray capital, reports say
TPLF leader says Mekelle under heavy bombardment and aid workers witness explosions (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region under intense bombardment
The capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, Mekelle, is under fierce bombardment, a humanitarian source on the ground and eyewitnesses who... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Postpartum depression and its association with intimate partner violence and inadequate social support in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Desta M, Memiah P, Kassie B, Ketema DB, Amha H, Getaneh T, Sintayehu M.
BACKGROUNDS: Despite remarkable progress in the reduction of maternal mortality, postpartum depression remains a major public health problem among vulnerable populations. In Ethiopia, study findings regarding postpartum depression and its association with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ethiopians flee Tigray capital in fear of imminent assault
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — People continued to flee the capital of Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region in fear of an imminent assault after... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: PM declares assault on regional capital Mekelle
PM Abiy Ahmed says the military will try not to harm civilians and urges people to stay at home. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of New Poor Are on the Way – Who Cares?
Batara slum in a Dhaka suburb. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Roberto SavioROME, Nov 26 2020 (IPS) The recent meeting of the G20 – scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic – has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of leadership. It was, in a sense, a showcase. Everybody had to accept the view that the host of the meeting, the ailing King Salman of Saudi Arabia, was accompanied on TV screens by his apparent heir, Prince Mohamed bin Salman, who is clearly the mastermind of the brutal assassination, dismembering and disappearance of the body of d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Civil Society Economy & Trade Environment Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news