Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Climate change threatens Africa’s anti-poverty efforts

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The effects of the global climate change could undo the progress African countries have made in tackling persistent diseases like malaria and other health challenges, UN Economic Commission (UNECA) Executive Chief Abdoulie Janneh, has warned.

270,000 At Risk As Floods Threaten Ethiopia

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

More than a quarter of a million Ethiopians are at risk from heavy floods which are  expected next month, according to a forecast issued by the United Nations on Monday.

Empowering women to fight FGM/C

Friday, August 20th, 2010

AWASH, 19 August 2010 (IRIN) - In the northeastern Ethiopian region of Afar, more than 91 percent of women undergo one of the most severe forms of genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Reproductive health education however, seems to be paying off, with the number of girls affected reducing, albeit gradually.

Addis Ababa Ethiopia, One of the World’s Cheapest Cities for US Expats

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

by Daniel Kraig, Ground Did you know that Addis Ababa is one of the least expensive places to live for expatriates? According to a recent survey conducted by Mercer on cost of living, it was found that Addis Ababa ranked 208 out of 214 cities around the world. This ...

UNICEF Spain Ambassador and NBA star Pau Gasol visits children in Ethiopia

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

By Indrias Getachew and Raquel Fernandez ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 26 July 2010 – Los Angeles Lakers basketball star and UNICEF Spain Ambassador Pau Gasol has just spent a week visiting UNICEF-supported education, nutrition and child protection programmes in Ethiopia – and sharing his time with children who live under very difficult ...

Russia donates 2,805 metric tons of wheat to WFP Ethiopia

Monday, July 26th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA, Jul. 24, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) -- Russia donated on Saturday 2, 805 metric tons of wheat to World Food Program (WFP) Ethiopia.

90% of Ethiopians are poor according to a new Poverty Index

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

According to a new UN-backed measure of poverty developed by Oxford University puts the percentage of the poor in Ethiopia at 90%, the second worst out of 104 countries surveyed.

Ethiopia on Track to Halve the Poverty Rate by 2015, United Nations Says

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Ethiopia will probably meet the Millennium Development Goal of halving the poverty rate by 2015 assuming it maintains current economic growth levels, according to the draft copy of a report written by the United Nations.

Ethiopian children seek global commitment to prevent child mortality

Friday, June 18th, 2010

June 17, 2010 (ADIS ABABA) - Ethiopian children called on global leaders to Step up their Action in support to African countries to prevent unnecessary child deaths, Save the Children said.

Ethiopia seeks Indian help in agriculture, health

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

A group of Ethiopian ministers and officials are in India to study the Indian experience in healthcare, agriculture, and small and medium enterprises.