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Let’s Call the Attack on Dr. Tedros by Its Proper Name: Colonialism

The transparency of recent accusations against Dr. Tedros Adhanom, one of two leading candidates for the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), is all too clear. It reflects the desperation of those who seek to undermine the candidacy of Dr. Tedros. Why? There are two likely suspects—those who are mired in […]

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What it means to create a ‘women’s health development army’

By Tedros Adhanom 02 June 2016 Health extension worker Alemitu Markos talks with women from a community in Durame, Ethiopia. How can the international development community help achieve a better future for girls and women? Photo by:UNICEF Ethiopia / CC BY-NC-ND I attended the fourth Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, two weeks ago. I listened […]

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Doctors conduct first kidney transplant surgery in Ethiopia

From The Sudan Tribune By Tesfa-Alem Tekle September 27, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Doctors in Ethiopia have for the first time conducted a kidney transplant surgical procedures to curb the increasing cases of kidney failure and its associated problems across the Horn of African country. Medics, in a major break through, successfully performed a kidney […]

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Stubbing it out: Ethiopia implements smoking ban

AFP By Karim Lebhour The bars and cafes are full and lively in the northern Ethiopian town of Mekelle, but no longer smoke-filled, with the strict implementation of a smoking ban in public places Mekelle (Ethiopia) (AFP) – The bars and cafes are full and lively in the northern Ethiopian town of Mekelle — but […]

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Master plan prepared to guide medicine supply in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 3 August 2015 (WIC) –The Ministry of Health announced that a 10-year master plan for medicines supply has prepared so as to fully meet the demand for basic medicine. Minister of Health, Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu disclosed this while addressing a meeting organized in connection with the 40th anniversary of the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Professionals […]

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A 10 Year Pharmaceutical Action Plan Launched in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 22 July 2015 (WIC) – A 10-year national strategy and plan of action to develop local pharmaceutical manufacturing capacity in order to increase access to locally manufactured, quality-assured medicine was launched by Deputy Prime Minister, Demeke Mekonnen, MoFA reported. The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the European Union Commission, provided technical […]

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Ethiopia achieves its health goals in GTP, MDG: Ministry of Health

Addis Ababa, 28 June (WIC) – Ministry of Health  says Ethiopia has achieved the health goals both in the Growth and Transformation Plan as well as in the Millennium Development Goals (GDP). In his exclusive interview with WIC, Minister Dr. Kesete Birhan said that the country succeeded in reducing maternal and child mortality, HIV transmission, […]

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Ethiopia Successfully Interrupts Wild Polio Virus Transmission

Addis Ababa, 16 June 2015 (WIC) – The external assessment team that conducted the final Polio outbreak assessment in Ethiopia on 8-12 June 2015 confirmed that Ethiopia has successfully interrupted polio transmission. This encouraging conclusion was received nearly two years after the outbreak was confirmed in the Horn of Africa and outbreak activities initiated to respond […]

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The Human Cost of America’s Not-So-Smart Sudan Sanctions

From The Huffington Post Posted: 05/28/2015 4:04 pm EDT  Updated: 05/28/2015 4:59 pm EDT   by J. Peter Pham For some twenty years, Sudan has been the target of United States sanctions which have not only blocked assets of the government, but imposed what is tantamount to a comprehensive trade embargo on the East African country. The sanctions have […]

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World Report: Slowly and steadily, Somaliland builds its health system

Somaliland has made impressive gains in strengthening its health services, but substantial challenges remain for the unrecognised nation. Sharmila Devi reports from the capital Hargeisa. Somaliland—a self-declared republic that broke away from Somalia in 1991 and whose independence remains unrecognised by the world—has made great strides since civil war destroyed much of the region from […]

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