Prevalence and associated factors of suicidal behavior among patients and residents in northwest Ethiopia - Belete H, Misgan E, Belete T.
There are a million suicide deaths in the world annually, and 75% of these occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, there are limited resources to prevent suicidal deaths in those regions. The aim was to assess the prevalence of suicidal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

NASA ’s Asteroid Hunter Lucy Soars Into Sky With Diamonds
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds Saturday morning on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter’s orbit, thought to be the pristine leftovers of planetary formation. An Atlas V rocket blasted off before dawn, sending Lucy on a roundabout journey spanning nearly 4 billion miles (6.3 billion kilometers). Researchers grew emotional describing the successful launch — lead scientist Hal Levison said it was like witnessing the birth of a child. “Go Lucy!” he urged...
Source: TIME: Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Space wire Source Type: news

'Johnny'll love that': Ringo Starr wishes Nasa Lucy mission well – video
The Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr, was among those asked to add their messages to a Lucy mission plaque. The spacecraft has set off on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids, mostly around Jupiter's orbit. The mission was named after the 3.2m-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly a half a century. Dr Donald Johanson discovered the remains while the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds was playing, passing on the name to his discoveryContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Nasa Space Jupiter Ringo Starr Florida The Beatles Source Type: news

World Food Day: Climate Change is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict —it’s Time to Break the Cycle
Women sell fruit and vegetables on a sidewalk in the Philippines, where workers in the informal economy are in danger of having their livelihoods destroyed by the impacts of COVID-19. The UN will be commemorating World Food Day on October 16. Credit: ILO/Minette RimandoBy Farah Hegazi and Caroline DelgadoSTOCKHOLM, Oct 13 2021 (IPS) Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a reminder that we need to talk about the intricate ways that these challenges are connected—and how to tackle them together. Despite steadily increasing global harvests...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farah Hegazi and Caroline Delgado Tags: Aid Climate Change Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa/Ethiopia: 2,000 Soccer Fans Can Attend South Africa vs Ethiopia World Cup Qualifier
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A maximum of 2,000 spectators may attend the upcoming South Africa vs Ethiopia 2022 World Cup Qualifier at FNB Stadium on Tuesday, after  Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced the amendment of the Disaster Management Act. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Absenteeism, dropout, and on-time school completion of vulnerable primary school students in Ethiopia: exploring the role of adolescent decision-making power in the household, exposure to violence, and paid and unpaid work - Woldehanna T, Endale K, Hamory J, Baird S.
While Ethiopia has seen a rapid expansion of school enrollment over the past 25  years, especially in primary education, dropout, absenteeism, and grade repetition remain key challenges to achieving the education-related Sustainable Development Goals. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Terrifying': Facebook whistleblower cites violence in Myanmar and Ethiopia, spying by China and Iran
During much-anticipated testimony Tuesday before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Report Highlights Multiplying Education Challenges for Children & Adolescents Living in Emergencies & Protracted Crises amid Covid-19
By External SourceGENEVA / NEW YORK, Oct 5 2021 (IPS-Partners) On this World Teachers’ Day, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, announced it has reached more than 4.6 million children and adolescents (48% of whom are girls) with quality education in more than 30 of the worst humanitarian crises around the world. The Fund’s new Annual Results Report ‘Winning the Human Race,’ stresses the importance of investing in the teaching force to support and promote quality learning outcomes for crisis-affected girls and boys. To date,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: COVID-19 Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Reveals the Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Learning for Children in Emergencies and Protracted Crises
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, visited a refugee site in the village of Modale, located 30 kms from Yakoma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Courtesy: Education Cannot Wait By Alison KentishNEW YORK/GENEVA, Oct 5 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of education globally, but for children in emergencies and protracted crises, its blow has been particularly devastating. Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fund that brings teaching and learning to children and adolescents in emergencies and crises, has said that 2020 was ‘exceptionally challenging.’ ECW released it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity #ECW #EducationCannotWait #GlobalGoals #SDG4 #ECWRes Source Type: news

American Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine for Research on Human Sensory Receptors
(STOCKHOLM) — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease. Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian identified receptors in the skin that respond to heat and pressure. Their work is focused on the field of somatosensation, which explores the ability of specialized organs such as eyes, ears and skin to see, hear and feel. “This really unlocks one of the secrets of nature,” said Thomas Perlmann, secretary-general of the Nobel Committee...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AP / David Keyton and Frank Jordans Tags: Uncategorized medicine wire Source Type: news

Ethiopia/Ghana: SA V Ethiopia - Free Gate for Vaccinated Fans
[Ghanaian Times] VACCINATED fans will get free entry into the forthcoming Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup match between South Africa and Ethiopia that is scheduled to take place at FNB Stadium on October 12. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Ethiopia wants to expel UN officials sounding the alarm on famine
Ethiopia’s federal government has blocked humanitarian aid for the embattled Tigray region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Physicians Urge Public to Get Vaccinated as Covid-19 Death Continue to Rise
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Since the breakout of Covid19 last year to this day 345,674 positive cases were registered. The Ministry of Health (MoH) and Public Health Institute (EPHI) announced last month that a third wave of the pandemic has hit the country and recorded cases with the Delta variant in the first week of September. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia to expel UN officials amid fears of Tigray famine
Ethiopia is expelling seven senior United Nations officials for allegedly "meddling in the internal affairs of the country," the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Determinants of wife-beating acceptance among reproductive age women in Ethiopia: a multilevel analysis of 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey - Arefaynie M, Bitew G, Amsalu ET, Kefale B, Muche A, Fentaw Z, Dewau R, Melaku MS, Yalew M, Adane B, Adane M, Chanie MG, Ayele WM, Damtie Y.
BACKGROUND: There is limited national representative evidence on determinants of women's acceptance of wife-beating especially; community level factors are not investigated in Ethiopia. Thus, this study aimed to assess individual and community-level factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Seizing the Post-Pandemic Opportunity to Transform Food Systems
By Danielle NierenbergNEW ORLEANS, United States, Sep 28 2021 (IPS) The global food system needs a massive overhaul – this was clear before the Covid pandemic and it is even more true today. Feeding the world in a sustainable and healthy way is entirely possible but it is also inextricably linked to tackling the climate crisis by reaching net zero emissions, and to halting the dizzying decline in bio-diversity which is currently threatening the survival of one million plant and animal species. Danielle NierenbergAnd yet nearly two years after the onset of the pandemic, collectively we are acting as if we are unaware...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Danielle Nierenberg Tags: Armed Conflicts Biodiversity Climate Change COVID-19 Economy & Trade Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraV Source Type: news

Ethiopia: One Dead, in Cholera Outbreak in Bale Zone
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Gemechu Shumi, Oromia Public Health Institute Emergency Management Directorate Director, confirmed to Addis Standard that high numbers of cholera cases have been recorded in the Dallo Manna woreda of Bale zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with attitude towards wife-beating among married women of the reproductive ages in Arba Minch Town, Southern Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study - Andarge E, Gebru Z, Sisay Y, Shiferaw Y.
Evidence from demographic and health surveys in various countries and Ethiopia too showed that more women are generally believed to justify intimate partner violence (IPV) than men do. An attitude that justifies IPV is one of the factors affecting victimiz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The pattern of orthopedic fractures and visceral injury in road traffic crash victims, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Mengistu Z, Ali A, Abegaz T.
BACKGROUND: Road Traffic crash injury is one of the main public health problems resulting in premature death and disability particularly in low-income countries. However, there is limited evidence on the crash fractures in Ethiopia. OBJECTIVE: The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

France, Germany nominate WHO chief Tedros for a second term
Germany and France say they and other European Union countries have nominated Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia for a second term as director-general of the World Health Organization (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The UN Food Systems Summit – Food Processing, Consumption, Supply Chain, Loss and Waste
Processed, canned food lines the shelves at a Canadian supermarket. Credit: Trevor PageBy Trevor PageLETHBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 22 2021 (IPS) Food processing extends shelf-life and can transforms raw food into attractive, marketable products. It can also prevent contamination. The transformation can involve numerous physical and chemical processes such as mincing, cooking, canning, liquefaction, pickling, macerating, emulsification, irradiation and lyophilization. Frozen processed and raw food changes transport and storage requirements radically; while the packaging of food, both raw and processed, is an industry unto itself....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Trevor Page Tags: Aid Climate Change COVID-19 Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ethiopia: How Conflict Has Made Covid-19 a Neglected Epidemic in Ethiopia
[The Conversation Africa] The number of COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia has been increasing. The delta variant has been identified recently in the country, but officials are still investigating if it is driving the resurgence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Spatial distribution and predictors of domestic violence against women: evidence from analysis of Ethiopian demographic health survey 2016 - Seid E, Melese T, Alemu K.
BACKGROUND: Violence against women particularly that is committed by an intimate partner is becoming a social and public health problem across the world. Studies show that the spatial variation in the distribution of domestic violence was commonly attribut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Consequences of gender-based violence on female high school students in eastern Ethiopia - Beyene AS, Chojenta CL, Loxton DJ.
This study aimed to determine the consequences of GBV (including sexual, physical, emotional, and overall GBV) on femal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: School Provides Support to Childhood Cancer Center
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-IMS Makeup School donated various food items including oil, eggs and detergents to cancer patients at Tesfa Addis Parents Childhood Cancer Organization (TAPCCO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Nation Foresees World Tourism Day Revitalize Sector
[Ethiopian Herald] Sidama State hosts grand event (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Community-level health programs and child labor: evidence from Ethiopia - Posso A, De Silva Perera U, Mishra A.
Many developing countries have adopted community-based primary health-care programs. A vital component of these programs is health literacy, which teaches households to avoid physical harm. Child labor can often result in physical harm through injury. Our ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Prevalence of antenatal depression and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at health institutions of Faafan Zone, Somali Region, Eastern Ethiopia - Keliyo ET, Jibril MK, Wodajo GT.
BACKGROUND: Depression is a common global mental health tragedy which affects more than 30 million people of all ages. Antenatal depression is higher among low-income countries where maternal and psychosocial factors act as determinant factors for its occu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of suicidal ideation and attempt among prisoners in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study - Tadesse T, Habtamu E, Reshid Z, Salelew E.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a serious cause of mortality worldwide and the single most common cause of death in the prison population. Studies on suicidal ideation and attempt among prison people in Ethiopia are limited. Therefore, the objective of this study w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Tigray: Women and girls bear significant costs of Ethiopian conflict
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Source: UNFPA News - September 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: ranck Source Type: news

Ethiopia: U.S. Donates Tuberculosis Testing Machines Worth U.S. $1 Million
[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] Addis Ababa -- Today, the United States through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 46 cutting-edge tuberculosis (TB) testing machines - worth $1 million - to the people of Ethiopia. These new machines will reduce the time it takes to diagnose TB across the country from two days to two hours. These new machines are called GeneXpert Tuberculosis Diagnostic Machines and were handed over by U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Geeta Pasi, to the honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Lia Tadesse, at t (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: U.S. Donates TB Testing Machines Worth U.S.$1 Million to Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - The United States (U.S.) has donated through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 46 cutting-edge tuberculosis (TB) testing machines worth one million USD to the people of Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Covid-19 - Ethiopia Confirms First Delta Variant Cases
[Nation] Ethiopia on Tuesday officially confirmed the first cases of the highly infectious Covid-19 Delta variant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Covid-19 Delta Variant Detected in Ethiopia - Ministry of Health
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Ministry of Health announced today that the Ethiopian Public Health Institute has detected the presence of the COVID-19 Delta Variant in Ethiopia through laboratory diagnosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Shifting Frontlines in the North Push More People to Flee Their Homes
[ICRC] Tens of thousands of newly displaced people in the Tigray, Amhara and Afar regions live in dire conditions after shifting frontlines forced them to flee their homes in search of safety. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: ICRC Calls On All Parties to Protect Healthcare, Other Vital Services, Highlights Its Efforts in Afar, Amhara, Tigray Regions
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Displaced people have few belongings and sleep in overcrowded shelters, schools or even out in the open, where they may be exposed to the rainy season and cold weather in high-altitude regions. Water, food, cash, fuel and power are highly scarce, and those who are displaced rely heavily on host communities, who often have few resources to spare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Amid Rising Cases of Covid-19, Ministry of Health Records Delta Variant in Ethiopia
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The number of positive cases, deaths and serious cases in Ethiopia has risen sharply in recent weeks," Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse said in the ministry of health (MoH) weekly press briefing. The minister also disclosed that cases with the Delta variant have been detected in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Acceptability of intelligent speed adaptation technology in developing countries: the case of Ethiopian minibus taxi drivers - Girma Mamo W, Ross V, Legesse Dadi Y, Reinolsmann N, Brijs T, Brijs K.
Insight in the acceptability of Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) is an important requirement for the supported implementation of speed limiter technology. The aim of this study was to investigate the behavioural intention to accept ISA technology in a sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Road network analysis for ambulance transportation service using geographical information system (GIS): a case of Arada Sub-City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Kassaw M, Asefa B.
Optimum utilization of time after an accident which is golden hour serves as a measure of effectiveness of ambulance service management system to reduce the loss of life and property. This paper presents a case study on Arada sub-city which is the oldest o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tigray: Women and girls bear significant costs of Ethiopian conflict  
Tigray: Women and girls bear significant costs of Ethiopian conflict  mnegashThu, 09/02/2021 - 13:55Since conflict between federal and regional forces erupted in Tigray in north Ethiopia last November, some 2 million Tigrayans have been displaced with thousands fleeing to surrounding countries like Sudan. Not only has fighting not been contained, it has spread to neighbouring regions like Amhara and Afar.  The spiralling crisis has wreaked untold havoc. Rampant sexual violence is going unreported. Many pregnant women – malnourished or starving – have to deliver on the move, putting her life and that o...
Source: UNFPA News - September 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnegash Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Let's Contain Covid-19 Together
[Ethiopian Herald] Since recent time the number of people infected with the COVID-19 virus in Ethiopia is increasing from time to time alarmingly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Innovative Use of World ’s First Malaria Vaccine Generates Remarkable Results and a Life-Saving Opportunity
Malaria still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. RTS,S is the first malaria vaccine shown to reduce malaria and life-threatening severe malaria in young children. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Kesete AdmasuSep 1 2021 (IPS) In the midst of the tragedy and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s gratifying to see work continuing in Africa to find new ways of fighting malaria, a very old disease that has been a formidable foe for thousands of years and still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. Scientists from the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kesete Admasu Tags: Africa Headlines Health Malaria Source Type: news

Could essential health services be delivered at lower cost in Southwest Ethiopia?
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Allow Least Developed Countries to Develop
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 2021 (IPS) The pandemic is pushing back the world’s poorest countries with the least means to finance economic recovery and contagion containment efforts. Without international solidarity, economic gaps will grow again as COVID-19 threatens humanity for years to come. Least developed While bringing some concessions, the ‘least developed countries’ (LDCs) designation – introduced five decades ago – has not generated changes needed to accelerate sustainable development for all. Anis ChowdhuryThe United Nations (UN) Genera...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Looming Covid-19 Third Wave Poses Serious Threat
[Ethiopian Herald] . Ministry warns citizens to take firm precaution (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Incidence and predictors of mortality among patients with head injury admitted to Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Southern Ethiopia: a retrospective follow-up study - Assele DD, Lendado TA, Awato MA, Workie SB, Faltamo WF.
INTRODUCTION: Head injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world, especially in resource-limited countries including Ethiopia. However, little is known about the mortality rate and its predictors among these patients in Ethiop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sexual violence against female students in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Mekonnen BD, Wubneh CA.
Many adolescents are initiated to sex with force or coercion that can lead to a wide variety of serious sexual and reproductive health consequences. The prevalence of sexual violence among female students as reported from many fragmented studies in Ethiopi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Equitable Access to Covid-19 Jabs to Save Lives, Recover Global Economy
[Ethiopian Herald] The rates of COVID-19 vaccination in Africa, compared to developing countries, are extremely low. As documents stated, in Africa around one percent of the population has been vaccinated while in higher income countries the rate is 40 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news