Addis Ababa November 26/2014 - The 210 health professionals, whom Ethiopia has pledged to send to Ebola-affected countries will be deployed to those countries within the coming two weeks, the Ministry of Health said.
In a press briefing held here yesterday, Public Health Emergency of Adviser to the Minister Dr. Marawi Argaw said the professionals have got adequate training that will enable them undertake their activities effectively.
The professionals will also receive additional training before they start their mission.
Addis Ababa November 25/2014 Ethiopia could save as many as 76,800 mothers and babies each year if it continues its 'aggressive' efforts to develop and implement effective strategies to improve maternal and newborn health, a new finding estimated.
The Lancet Every Newborn Series 2014, launched here yesterday, stated that Ethiopia could save more mothers and infants by addressing challenges related to health workforce, financing, and service delivery, which are the most common barriers to improve survival in high-burden countries.
Addis Ababa Nov 18/2014 Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn held discussions on sunday November,16 on various issues with representatives of woredas in Wolayta Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State.
Responding to the question raised in connection with shortage of power, the premier said distribution centers are being built along side with Gilgel Gibe III Electric Power Generating Dam so that inhabitants of the zone could get power within a year.
The UNHCR office in Addis Ababa announced on Monday (November 17) that more than 6,200 Eritreans had crossed into Ethiopia over the previous 37 days. UNHCR spokesperson, Kisut Gebregziabher, said that “more than 5,000 Eritrean asylum seekers crossed into Ethiopian territory in October alone,” adding that “in the first week of November, more than 1,200 Eritreans have arrived in Ethiopia.” Some 78 of them were children, he said. A UNHCR report issued last July revealed that there were a total of 629,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Ethiopia, 99,000 of them Eritreans.
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Addis Ababa November 10/2014 A conflict mapping that took three years has been completed, according to the House of Federation.
Constitutional and Regional Affairs Standing Committee Chairperson with the House of Federation, Yohannes Bwayalew, told ENA that the study incorporates sources of conflicts, conflict aggravating parties and conflict resolving mechanisms.