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EIU releases report on neglected diseases

A new research report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) – a research and analysis division of The Economist Group – has shown that the eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) could save Ethiopia USD 3.2 billion in the coming two decades, The Reporter has learnt.

A subdued Meskel

Inside the restaurant known for its mouthwatering Kifto in Bole, by Yod Abyssinia Cultural Restaurant, this year’s celebration of Meskel festivities is in some ways somber. There were a much smaller crowd of people than the place is used to pre–COVID-19 pandemic, but that did not mean the day was not marked, with people eager to showcase the unique culture of the Gurage people.

 Pilot project cuts surgical infections in half

Lifebox, an international nonprofit organization working to make surgery and anesthesia safer, announced significant results for reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) by nearly half in ill-equipped hospitals and health facilities systems, after it successfully accomplished its pilot projects in five local hospital facilities in Addis Ababa and Oromia regional state.

Schools to reopen despite COVID-19 concerns

Closed for more than half the school year, the government has further relaxed restrictions to allow the reopening of schools amid the spread of COVID-19 across the country, leaving many parents in limbo.

Gates Foundation awards Africa CDC chief

Addis Ababa based, John N. Nkengasong, the Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has received the 2020 Global Goalkeeper Award by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This comes as the canter is receiving kudos for its works in battling the pandemic.

Gobena Mikael Imiru-the aviation legend passes away

The African airline industry this week lost an iconic personality who served the continent for more than 34 years-Gobena Mikael Imiru. Gobena served Ethiopian Airlines for 27 years and RwandAir for six years. He was loved and respected by his colleagues at Ethiopian Airlines who affectionately call him “Gena”.  Gobena joined Ethiopian at a young age of 25. He also earned a due recognition from Kigali where he served the national carrier RwandAir since 2014.  

Tech changing future of education in Africa

As history has it, modern education in Ethiopia was first started by Emperor Menelik II; and the first modern school was officially opened in 1913 G.C. at Menelik's Palace. This school has left its mark in Ethiopia’s journey to modern education.