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Cordaid avails 67 million birr for COVID-19 response

Cordaid, a non-governmental organization, has given its support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. CORDAID is providing 67 million birr worth of support to covid-19 response in Ethiopia, mobilizing resources from donor funded programs, which includes basic personal equipment’s and pharmaceuticals required for the ailing.

 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.

Health Ministry gives greenlight to election

The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia has recommended that the postponed general elections can be conducted given the public’s awareness in the means of transmission of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the capabilities created in the country to produce masks and hand sanitizers.

Gov’t installs new digital system to track, monitor COVID-19 cases

In order to help in the tracking and surveillance of coronavirus cases, the government has installed a new digital system to improve the response for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH). The new system, officially unveiled on Monday, is believed to be a more suitable digital tool that enhances result oriented surveillance, monitoring, and tracking of coronavirus cases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic broadly at national level.

Local cocktail ready for COVID-19 treatment

At a time when the world is scrambling to find a cure, a vaccine or some sort of viable treatment for the Novel Coronavirus that is rocking the globe, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MoIT) have disclosed that they have an effective treatment in the pipeline that enhances natural immunity in the fight againt the virus.

Red alert! Deadly COVID-19

Four months after the first incident was reported in China and more than 118 countries reporting cases, the Novel Corona virus (COVID-19) has also been reported in Ethiopia imported by a Japanese national.

Amin General Hospital inaugurates new project

Amin General Hospital, one of the pioneer hospitals in Ethiopia, has inaugurated its newly built hospital as part of its expansion project in the nation. The new facility is to accommodate its temporary rental site, which was located near the Ethiopian Airlines Airport cargo terminal area that is set to close at the end of the month.

Ethiopia’s cannabis potential valued at USD 10 billion

The African Regional Hemp & Cannabis Report, 2019 industry outlook, a study by New Frontier Data, a Washington based research institute, indicated that cannabis, which is a genus of flowering plants in the family of Cannabaceae, recognized for its use in medical or recreational purposes, potential in Ethiopia has a market potential of USD 9.8 billion, standing second in the continent only following Nigeria’s USD 15.3 billion industry.

USAID completes seven-year project

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the development arm of America’s Department of State has completed its seven-year-long strengthening of Human Resources for Healthcare projects in Ethiopia.