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Into more thin air
(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Many research groups have explored human adaptation to high altitude living among three major far-flung global populations: Tibetans, Ethiopians and Peruvians. But few have simultaneously explored the other extreme---maladaptation----in the form of chronic mountain sickness (CMS).Now, in the largest whole genome study of its kind, an international research team led by University of California San Diego's Chairman of Pediatrics, Dr. Gabriel Haddad, has expanded on their recent study of understanding both adaptation extremes in a Peruvian population. (Source: EurekA...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: High Time to Fight Non-Communicable Diseases
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia's tremendous success in curbing the expansion of communicable diseases as per of the Millennium Development Goals is still in everyone's short-term memory. Of course, the growing number of health and educational institutes has played crucial roles in this regard. As Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are creating huge burdens currently, the best practices of the past need to be emulated and replicated in this respect too. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Acute poisonings during pregnancy and in other non-pregnant women in emergency departments of four government hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: 2010-2015 - Eyasu M, Dida T, Worku Y, Worku S, Shafie M.
OBJECTIVE: To characterise acute poisonings in pregnant and non-pregnant women treated at emergency departments of government hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, between 2010 and 2015. METHODS: All data for acutely poisoned women were retrospective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Your Clothes Might Soon Be Made in  Ethiopia
1. With China’s help, your clothes might soon be made in Ethiopia. By Emeline Wuilbercq in Le Monde via Worldcrunch 2. Coal miners who lost jobs to renewable energy are working again. Here’s how. By Hari Sreenivasan at PBS Newshour 3. Can unions make Silicon Valley more fair? By Josh Eidelson in Bloomberg Businessweek 4. This specially engineered sugarcane hybrid could grow biofuel for jets. By PETROSS at the University of Illinois 5. We’re searching for life on other planets — but can life on other planets find us? By Morgan Hollis and Alyssa Drake at the Royal Astronomical Society The Aspen Instit...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized biofuel Clothing coal Five Best Ideas Innovation Silicon Valley space Source Type: news

Learning from returnee Ethiopian migrant domestic workers: a qualitative assessment to reduce the risk of human trafficking - Busza J, Teferra S, Omer S, Zimmerman C.
BACKGROUND: International migration has become a global political priority, with growing concern about the scale of human trafficking, hazardous work conditions, and resulting psychological and physical morbidity among migrants. Ethiopia remains a signific... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Due Attention to Occupation Safety and Health
[Ethiopian Herald] The rapid economic growth of Ethiopia during the past ten years has been paving the way towards industrialization. Several investors and companies from different parts of the world are currently engaged in different industrial sectors. Nation's peace and stability, natural resource potential as well as friendly investment policy are attracting many investors to be part of the progress. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women's land tenure security and household human capital: evidence from Ethiopia's land certification - Muchomba FM.
This paper examines the impact of Ethiopia's gendered land certification programs on household consumption of healthcare, food, education, and clothing. Ethiopia embarked on a land tenure reform program in 1998, after years of communism during which all la... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ethiopia: New Building Opens for Nordic Medical Centre
[Addis Fortune] The second phase of the Nordic Medical Centre (NMC) officially opened on September 9, 2017, in Addis Abeba. The new facility has two operating theatres, intensive care units (ICU) and an emergency room (ER) which enables the hospital to provide better and integrated healthcare services. NMC has 130 staff that could offer 24-hour emergency services for critically ill patients. All services are given under one roof so the patients do not need to go to other sites, according to Kjell Magne Kiplesund (PhD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rapid Methods for Assessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Services in Emergency Settings: Evaluation of Simple Random, Systematic, Cluster, and Random Location-Based Sampling Approaches in Refugee Camps
The objective of the study was to evaluate the suitability of different sampling approaches and sample sizes in an attempt at recommending the optimal approach during emergencies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts … When Climate Sets the Agenda
A group of women in Mogadishu, Somalia, after leaving Toro-Toro, 100 kilometres away, because of a lack of water and food. Credit: OCHABy Baher KamalROME, Sep 11 2017 (IPS)When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set the international agenda – unprecedented floods in South Asia, strongest ever hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and catastrophic droughts striking the Horn of Africa, among the most impacting recent events. In fact, Ordos, China has been t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Africa Aid Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The U.S. Is Calling for a U.N. Vote on Fresh Sanctions Against North Korea
(UNITED NATIONS) — The United States called for a vote Monday on new U.N. sanctions against North Korea, though exactly what measures would be in the resolution remained a mystery. Security Council diplomats, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly because talks have been private, said the U.S. and China were still negotiating the text late Sunday. Previous U.N. sanctions resolutions have been negotiated between the United States and China — North Korea’s main trading partner and ally — and have taken weeks, and in some cases months, to finalize. But the Trump administration adopted a totally...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edith M. Lederer / AP Tags: Uncategorized Korean Peninsula North Korea onetime United Nations Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with road traffic crash among taxi drivers in Mekelle Town, Northern Ethiopia, 2014: a cross sectional study (Safety-2016 abstract #902) - Asefa NG, Ingale L, Shumey A, Yang H.
The objective of thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Determinants of psychoactive substances use among Woldia University students in Northeastern Ethiopia - Adere A, Yimer NB, Kumsa H, Liben ML.
BACKGROUND: Psychoactive substance use has become a major public health problem among students in Ethiopian universities. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the magnitude and determinants of psychoactive substances use (khat chewing, alcohol drinking a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

In Ethiopia, UN agency chiefs say more investment is needed to bolster drought-prone areas
More investment is needed in long-term projects to protect people in developing countries from droughts, the heads of the United Nations food agencies today said after a visit to Ethiopia where 9.5 million people are hungry. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gambella Ethiopia primary 5 school violence (Safety-2016 abstract #920) - Tarekgen A, Alemu T, Bartholomeus K, Lett R.
Background For decades in Gambella Ethiopia collective ethnic violence has been recurrent among the Nuer (Pastoralists), Anuak (Agriculturalist)& Highlanders (Northern Ethiopians). The Anuak have been moved from their land to accommodate Indian, Saudi and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Negotiating discourses through photovoice: young Ethiopians' visual constructions of safety (Safety-2016 abstract #131) - Malherbe N, Suffla S, Seedat M, Bawa U.
Background Research concerning child safety within Africa is dominated by adult-centric linguistic-based research. Such research has radically individualised child safety and denies children any kind of agency in conceptualising their protection. Despite t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ethiopia: How Effective National Research, Innovation to End TB By 2035?
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has made a momentous stride in TB research and innovation towards curbing several impediments and emergence of new strains of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) . However, a large number of fellow citizens have been yet exposed to the high risk of contracting TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Men in rural Ethiopia show that family planning is not just a women ’s issue
Language EnglishSHEBEL BERENTA, Ethiopia – Sileshi Deguale was busy working alongside his family, preparing their land for planting season, but he paused to recall how difficult the work was last year. His wife had been too ill to help with the farming. It was around that time he made the biggest decision of his life, a choice that would help his wife regain her health by protecting her from unplanned pregnancies – he got a vasectomy. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Ethiopia: ERCS, IFRC Conducted Goat Restocking in Afar Region
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross Societies (IFRS) have conducted goat restocking in Bidu Woreda, Afar regional state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Breast Cancer Replaces Cervical Cancer As Leading Illness Among Ethiopian Women
[Ethiopian Herald] Breast cancer is becoming the most prevalent illness among women in Ethiopia replacing cervical cancer, says specialist in the field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Breast Cancer Replaces Cervical Cancer As Leading Illness
[Ethiopian Herald] Breast cancer is becoming the most prevalent illness among women in Ethiopia replacing cervical cancer, says specialist in the field. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Illegal dumping during road construction in Ethiopia affects child mortality
(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers have shown that living near newly built roads in Ethiopia is associated with higher rates of infant mortality. Proximity to new roads has negative health effects because of toxic waste dumped illegally during the construction phase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudanese and Ethiopian Ministers of Information Discuss Aspects of Joint Cooperation in Media
[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Information, Dr Ahmed Bilal discussed with his Ethiopian counterpart, Negeri Lencho, cooperation in media between Sudan and Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: President of Republic, Ethiopia Prime Minister Visit Bash Pharma Pharmaceuticals and Dal Farms
[SNA] Khartoum -In context of the program of visit of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desaline, to the country, President Omar al-Bashir, accompanied by the country's guest and his accompanying delegation, paid a visit to Bash Pharma Pharmaceutical Company in Soba area, where they inspect the factory's production process and stages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Flavoured Hookah Tobacco Is Still Tobacco, Only Flavoured
[Addis Fortune] In February 2014, the House of Peoples' Representatives, through Proclamation 822, ratified the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to protect the health of all Ethiopians. The Ethiopian Food, Medicine& Healthcare Administration& Control Authority (FMHACA) is mandated to take all actions necessary to implement the Convention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: First National Residency Matching Program for Medical Doctors
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia, successfully executed National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) with a view to stepping up the health service accessibility, affordability and availability throughout the country. The program which is unprecedented in the medical history of the country conducted its first NRMP exam in selected exam hubs: Addis Ababa, Jimma, Mekelle, Bahirdar, Hawassa, and Haromaya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Two years retrospective study of maxillofacial trauma at a tertiary center in North West Ethiopia - Teshome A, Andualem G, Tsegie R, Seifu S.
BACKGROUND: Maxillofacial injury poses a challenge to oral and maxillofacial surgeons working in developing countries with limited resource and human power. The present study aimed to determine the etiology, pattern, and management of maxillofacial trauma ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Self-reported safety practices and associated factors among employees of Dashen brewery share company, Gondar, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study - Tezera ST, Chercos DH, Dessie A.
BACKGROUND: According to International Labor Organization (ILO), occupational accidents and work-related diseases are the causes for millions of deaths of workers every year. In addition, many millions of workers suffer non-fatal injuries and illnesses. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Keep Walking - Privatizing Diseases
[Ethiopian Herald] I like it when it rains at night times. I don't know about you people but I hope my insomniac friends know what I meant to say. The rainy season is not only a productive season but also a time to sleep well with a natural real sleepy sound track, the rain, for people like me. Listening to the rain as it hits the roof dropping from the sky, I would think of my future wife, prosperous life and slowly fall asleep like a baby. But somewhere on the streets, homeless people are awake cursing the rainy season or (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: IGAD Member States Approve Medicine Regulatory Harmonization Initiative
[Ethiopian Herald] Home to about 266 million people the east and horn of Africa region is well known, among other things, for the large scale movement of people. In most cases the movement of the people is cross border. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: PFSA Says Efficient Drug Inventory System in Place
[Ethiopian Herald] Annual inventory of pharmaceuticals supply which used to take over two months is now being accomplished in about two weeks, says Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: IGAD-MRH to Strengthen Fight Against Sub-Standard, Falsified Medical Products
[Ethiopian Herald] The 3rd annual Inter Governmental Authority to Development (IGAD) - Medicine Regulatory Harmonization (MRH) Heads of National Medicines Regulatory Authorities (NMRA) conference kicked off with a target to strengthening the fight against sub-standard and falsified medical products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual violence against female university students in Ethiopia - Adinew YM, Hagos MA.
BACKGROUND: Though many women are suffering the consequences of sexual violence, only few victims speak out as it is sensitive and prone to stigma. This lack of data made it difficult to get full picture of the problem and design proper interventions. Thus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ethiopia: TB Still a Threat, Needs Due Attention
[Ethiopian Herald] TB still needs due attention by all stakeholders as it continues to be a major public health threat, says Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Orthopedic Surgeon Who Aspires to Make Ethiopia a Medical Tourism Hub
[Ethiopian Herald] Dr. Biruk Lambisso is a senior consultant Orthopedic Surgeon by profession. He is as well an Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University- Black lion Hospital, President of Ethiopian Society of Orthopedics& Traumatology (ESOT), Head of Department of Orthopaedic at School of Medicine, College of Health Science in AAU. He is also the Chairman of several committees at Federal and Addis Ababa City level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cursed no more – women in western Ethiopia reject childbirth alone in the bush
Language UndefinedBENISHANGUL-GUMUZ, Ethiopia – Three times, Abebech Kabla has given birth alone in the woods. Each time, she thought she might die. The first time, she was only 13 years old, a year into her marriage.“Even after giving birth, I didn't go back to my house for seven days until I became clean from blood, ” she said.Ms. Abebech belongs to the Gumuz ethnic group in western Ethiopia. Many members of her community believe a woman ’s blood is cursed. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Diabetes Poses a Looming Threat
[Ethiopian Herald] Diabetes as an emerging public health problem posing a looming threat to the public amidst growing burden of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Climate change to push Ethiopian coffee farming uphill
Production could rise fourfold if growers move coffee fields uphill, model suggests. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of occupational injuries and associated factors among construction workers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Hanna M, Seid TM, Lamessa D.
The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of occupational injuries and associated factors among building construction workers. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 15 licensed building construction companies in Addis Ababa, the capital city o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

National disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 257 diseases and injuries in Ethiopia, 1990-2015: findings from the global burden of disease study 2015 - Misganaw A, Melaku YA, Tessema GA, Deribew A, Deribe K, Abera SF, Dessalegn M, Lakew Y, Bekele T, Haregu TN, Amare AT, Gedefaw M, Mohammed M, Yirsaw BD, Damtew SA, Achoki T, Blore J, Krohn KJ, Assefa Y, Kifle M, Naghavi M.
BACKGROUND: Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) provide a summary measure of health and can be a critical input to guide health systems, investments, and priority-setting in Ethiopia. We aimed to determine the leading causes of premature mortality and d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Who Takes the Blame for Ailing State of Healthcare in State Hospitals?
[Addis Standard] "You have to apologize to the health professionals as we believe that you disrespected the professionals and the improvements made in the health sector," reads a letter written in Amharic on 3 July, 2017, and was sent to the national broadcaster, Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS). The letter was written by the Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) in response to a segment aired on EBS by a talk show host who took the liberty to "disparage the professional integrity of medical practitioners" in hospitals i (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Reflections On the Social Health Insurance Strategy
[Addis Fortune] Recently, the Ethiopian government's attention has been turned to universal and sustainable healthcare services with decentralised financing. The government has recognised healthcare financing reforms, including health insurance, as part of the strategy to improve access to quality health services in an equitable, efficient and sustainable way. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Keep Walking - Nurture True Love of the World
[Ethiopian Herald] In this fast coming and going life time I lived, I have learned very little but the best is always true love. It is also the very best of human nature that makes the purposes of our life more than great. As long as there is true love that we feel deep inside our heart, there is always something that we deserve to live for. No matter how this world could be sweet or bitter to us, a true love would show us the way to harness our purpose of life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 24, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Experts Begin Research On How to Counter Effects of Fluoride
[Citizen] An intensive research on ways to counter the health effects of flouride on human health is underway here. Scientific researchers from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and the European Union (EU) are involved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The poetics of mourning and faith-based intervention in maladaptive grieving processes in Ethiopia - Hussein JW.
The paper is an inquiry into the poetics of mourning and faith-based intervention in maladaptive grieving processes in Ethiopia. The paper discusses the ways loss is signified and analyses the meanings of ethno-cultural and psychospiritual practices employ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Leveling and abuse among patients with bipolar disorder at psychiatric outpatient departments in Ethiopia - Belete H.
INTRODUCTION: The World Health Organization (WHO) clearly states the importance of psychological well-being in the definition of health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Howe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa
Children in the town of Embetyo, Eritrea. Credit: OCHA/Gemma ConnellBy IPS World DeskROME, Jul 21 2017 (IPS)As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are “a symbolic contribution to an FAO programme that provides seeds to rural families in areas affected by the combined effects of conflicts and drought.” See: East Africa’s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock DeadPope Francis speaking at FAO in 2014. Credit: FA...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Working to Reverse Gastroenterological Health Burdens
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Health (MoH) highlighted that it is working towards establishing an effective digestive health disorders and hepatitis prevention programs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa ’ s Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead
This report highlights the critical need for prompt and targeted action to effectively respond to the food crises and to address their root causes. The EU has taken leadership in this response. In 2016, we allocated € 550 million already, followed by another € 165 million that we have just mobilized to assist the people affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa,” said Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.“The report is the outcome of a joint effort and a concrete follow-up to the commitments the EU made at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, whi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Projects TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Voice of America: Aid Groups Marshal Scarce Resources to Save Ethiopian Children
In the NewsVoice of America: Aid Groups Marshal Scarce Resources to Save Ethiopian ChildrenJuly 18, 2017Malnutrition is reaching alarming levels in Ethiopia's Somali region. Voice of America spoke to Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator, Tara Newell, about the situation.View External Media.   (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news