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Unilever to manufacture signature toothpaste in Ethiopia

The Anglo-Dutch multinational, Unilever Global, is set to start manufacturing its signature toothpaste product “Signal” within Ethiopia, no longer importing its products from aboard. The expansion is to take place within its facility inside the Eastern Industrial Zone, The Reporter has learnt.

Shashemene Referral Hospital gets new outpatient wing

Ethiopia’s biggest partner in development, the United States government, through its Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with the funding from the George W. Bush era legacy project,“the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR),”has inaugurated a new state-of-the-art outpatient department within the Shashemene Referral Hospital.

Procurement Office cancels hospital construction tenders

Frustrated by the lack of response from the Addis Ababa City Health Bureau regarding the fate of two general hospitals with their supposed construction due to be begin this year,the Federal Public Procurement Office has decided to cancel the international tenders to build the hospitals, The Reporter has learnt.

Stemming Neglected Tropical Diseases

A new statistics released during the gathering of the African Union summit this week has indicated an improvement of Ethiopia’s effort in tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), known as the “disease of poverty” in the country.  However, the same report highlights the need to do more to eradicate the disease which is affecting millions of people.

Dangote Foundation plans to set foot in Ethiopia

The Nigerian business mogul and billionaire, Aliko Dangote, is considering stretching his philanthropic foundation to Ethiopia in order to reach vulnerable communities with the likes of health, education and nutritional supports.   

Dangote launches continental health coalition

Nigerian business mogul Aliko Dangote, through his foundation, the Aliko Dangote Foundation, today launched an African health coalition together with more than 10 companies joining the African Business Coalition on Health፡ "ABCHealth". 

Lawmakers ban public smoking, alcohol adverts

The Ethiopian parliament has passed a draft bill dubbed ‘Food and Medicine Administration Proclamation’ restricting smoking in all indoor workplaces, public places and means of public transport and prohibited alcohol promotion on broadcasting medias.

Cure Ethiopia celebrates 10 years in treatment

The renowned Cure Children Hospital of Ethiopia marked its 10th year anniversary on Tuesday in the presence of President SahleworkZewde of Ethiopia and Trevor Rees-Jones, aTexan multi-billionaire oil tycoon who is also the founder of Rees Jones Foundation anda major donor to the hospital in ShiroMeda.

Counterfeit mouthwash floods market

The Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority(FMHACA) said that a counterfeited dental product used for teeth whitening and mouth washing, under the name of “Herbal Colgate”is being sold without the consent of the quality assurance authorities and the original producer of the product that it imitates.