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“Countries need to work very hard to build resilient health systems”

In the midst of the novel coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19), the World Health Organization’s Ethiopia country representative, Boureima Hama Sambo, reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the work of the internatioal entiry in Ethiopia, on the challenges, on how to be best prepared and the support it provides. Excerpts:

“Farmers can make the right decisions for themselves and mitigates risks”

Yasmin Abdulwassie is the Regional Director for Farm Africa. Here, she shares with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the work of the organization, on some of the impact it has made towards conservation of ecosystems and agriculture development in Ethiopia together with its partners and the government in a nation that is still agriculture dependent and finally reflects on how the coronavirus might affect local agriculture.

Mitigating infestation

Orlando Sosa is an agriculture officer specializing in crops with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) working under the Sub Regional Office for Eastern Africa.

Value adding in coffee

Jan Groenen is a Dutch entrepreneur and part owner of Moyee Coffee with Ahadu Woubshet, who is the CEO of the company.

Keeping Covid-19 at bay

John Nkengasong (PhD) is director of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). Prior to his current position, he served as the acting deputy principal director of the Center for Global Health, United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), and Chief of the International Laboratory Branch, Division of Global HIV and TB., US CDC.

Showcasing the best of the nation

Tizazu Kore, the owner of Yod (Meaning to witness or Speak in Guragenga) Abyssinia Traditional Restaurant hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his recent visit to Ethiopia.

A traveler’s guide to Ethiopia

Trevor Jenner is a lifelong traveler with vast knowledge and experience on traveling across Ethiopia. He has written a new travelers handbook - Ethiopia Travellers' Handbook - with references on travelling in Ethiopia.