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About 82 %Ethiopians willing to get vaccinated, study says

About 82 percent of Ethiopians intend to get the vaccine for the coronavirus pandemic, as the government urged the public to get vaccinated, with only five percent of the population getting the jab, a new survey showed.

Omicron: yet another reason to ostracize Africa

Although the number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities appear comparatively low in Africa than in other regions of the world, the pandemic could have a disastrous impact on the continent’s already strained healthcare system and quickly turn the situation into a social and economic emergency. 

Climate Change Is a Health Crisis

The threat COVID-19 poses to human health is now well understood around the world. In contrast, the enormous health threat of global warming, with its broad array of persistent impacts on our well-being, is under-recognized and poorly understood.

Ending the Permanent Respiratory Disease Pandemic

COVID-19 has exposed the limited ability of health systems around the world to cope with a pandemic of respiratory infection.

The Test of Pandemic Preparedness

The COVID-19 pandemic has instilled many harsh lessons. But the most important is that infectious-disease outbreaks pose a risk not just to public health but also to global security.

The lingering woes of foreign currency

Ethiopia is going through a rough patch of political, economic and social realities. The COVID-19 pandemic, locust invasion and the war in the North are just a few of the natural and manmade challenges the country has had to endure.

“Prioritize water, sanitation and hygiene to rebuild, save millions,” Water Aid

People-centered economic recovery and resilience will be at the heart of the second African Union/European Union Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting to be held on 26 October 26, 2021, in Kigali. 

A Second Chance for Global Development

Second chances are not common in this world, but one is arriving now.

No More Pandemic Have-Nots

COVID-19 has bifurcated the world like almost nothing else. The wealthiest countries have more than enough vaccine doses with which to protect their people from the ravages of the virus, while the poorest countries do not.

A Global Institution for an Aging World

The COVID-19 pandemic has made global aging impossible to ignore. This pandemic is the first to occur since the world’s population aged over 65 exceeded that under five, and COVID-19-related mortality rises sharply with age.
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