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Nutrition Societies gather to deliberate on challenges, opportunities

In association with the Food and Nutrition Society of Ethiopia (FONSE) and the African Nutrition Society, hundreds of delegates involved in the areas of nutritional science, public health, international non-governmental organizations and government agencies have gathered for the annual Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference.

ECDD, Enable India team up to create voice-based networking platform

The Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD), co-founded by disability rights activist, Yetnebersh Nigussie and Bob Ransom, a former ILO Disability Specialist – is set up to help some of the leading corporations, including Ethio-Telecom to fulfill their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mantra.

Festive mode

Abune Mathias, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) attended the Meskel celebration in the capital on Wednesday.

Registration for DV 2020 begins

The US Embassy in Addis Ababa announced that registration for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program for the year 2020 (DV 2019) is open as of October 3, 2018 and will stay open until November 6, 2018.

This came at a time when President Donald Trump is pushing for the reduction of the number of migrants to the United States to a maximum of 30,000 a year.

Ministry, Embassy negotiate the reopening of a once promising eye clinic

Two years after shutting down an India eye clinic, OIA Indian Eye Care Center, on a slew of complaints over negligence and questions on the qualifications of its Indian eye doctors, the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Zewditu Hospital is negotiating with the Embassy of India to transfer the center over to Zewditu, Zelalem Chemdesa (MD), managing director of the hospital confirmed to The Reporter.

Social media based activists mobilize to support IDPs in Addis Ababa

Concerned residents of Addis Ababa have been collecting funds and necessary goods to support internally displaced persons following the ethnically motivated attacks in Burayu town and peripheral areas of Addis Ababa. The violence has led to a reported 17,000 people displaced from their homes.

Teddy Afro gives a million birr in aid for Burayu incident victims

The renowned artist Tewodros Kassahun aka Teddy Afro has given one million birr in support of the victims of the attack in Oromia Special Zone Burayu and surrounding areas, today September 20, 2018.

Condemning the sorrowful mishap in the area, Teddy Afro wished for their souls to rest in peace for the deceased and extended his condolence for the bereaved.

He said that, “we have to work hard for love and brotherhood.”

Marie Stopes, BlueStar team-up on family planning issues

Marie Stopes and BlueStar Healthcare Network are teaming up to help the issue of family planning. The new effort is set to target vulnerable populations in the rural parts of the nation. The new campaign worth 10 million birr is expected to target those between the ages of 15 – 29 dubbed – Family Planning Demand Creation Campaign.

Teddy in contractual dispute with promoter

Popular artist Tedros Kassahun (Teddy Afro) stands accused of neglecting a contract with a local production company for the right to stage his upcoming New Year’s concert. While in North America as part of his North American tour, he signed with an American based, A Plus Production, for his much anticipated concert in Addis Ababa, angering Joys Event & Promotion PLC, the exclusive sellers of his last album and planned concerts within Ethiopia.

ABH teams up with Harvard, looks to expand to Eritrea

ABH Partners – an affiliate of Jimma University based in the capital – is partnering with a number of international institutions, including with one of the world’s most prestigious universities, Harvard University, to help facilitate programs to the benefit of the local public service.