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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.

Local entrepreneur buys Hayat Hospital

Hayat Hospital & Medical Plc, one of the first privately owned hospitals in the country, has been sold to a local entrepreneur,DinkuDeyasa – the owner of Rift Valley University. Opened 20 years ago, the hospital was owned by Ibrahim Nawd, 81, who transitioned from operating a nearby hotel to owning one of the biggest hospitals in the country.

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.

Agency shuts down Lemlem Food Complex

The Food, Medicine & Health Care Administration Agency (FMHCAA) has decided to shut down a food complex in Mekelle, the capital of the Tigray Regional State, on the grounds of producing and selling substandard pasta and macaroni products to consumers, The Reporter has learnt.

Drones to take part in health sector

After refusing to allow private institutions use drones for public good for security reasons, Ethiopia is set to use drone technology (UAVs) for the delivery of vaccines, blood and other health related commodities in the rural areas later on this year.

IGAD to spend USD 90 mln on a new strategic plan

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has launched a new strategic plan which aims at eradicating the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB), which requires USD 70 million to USD 90 million, The Reporter has learnt.

Marie Stopes files complaint following “baseless report”

Merie Stopes International Ethiopia has filed a complaint with the Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency and the Bureau of Finance and Economic Development (BoFED). It demands a meeting following widespread news report of its demise in Ethiopia. It has since been deemed as “untrue and baseless”.

HERQA issues certificates, defies its own directive

Despite an earlier directive which prohibited extension education programs in health related fields, the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) issued a certificate for more than 3,000 students who graduated last year in the fields, The Reporter has learnt.

FAO launches health communication network

At a gathering held in Dessalegn Hotel attended by dignitaries from government, the diplomatic core and activists, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced the establishment of a National One Health Communications Network in Ethiopia.