Ethiopia crisis

Ethiopia to vaccinate more than 1 million people against yellow fever

16 November 2018, Addis Ababa -– The Ethiopian Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, today started a second vaccination campaign to protect high-risk populations against yellow fever. More than 1.3 million people will be protected in this seven day campaign, which follows a smaller, more focused campaign in October.


WHO prepositions medical kits to support disaster risk management in Gedeo Zone of Ethiopia

12 July 2018 - The WHO country office in Ethiopia delivered 50 basic Inter-agency Emergency Health Kits (IEHK) of drugs and medical supplies, six IEHK supplementary kits and five IEHK renewable kits containing gloves, needles, syringes and intravenous fluid sets to the Gedeo Health Department in Dilla town of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) Ethiopia to support the zone in its response to the health needs of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) that it is hosting.

Ethiopia launched the 8th African Vaccination Week

April 2018 Addis Ababa -- The national African Vaccination Week launching in Ethiopia conducted with a press conference held at Hilton Addis Hotel in the presence of government higher officials, partners and different media. The event was started by a brief presentation made by Federal Ministry of Health focusing on the objectives of the African Vaccination week, familiarization of the newly improved Maternal and Child Health card (Immunization card), which was also launched on this event as well as the next immunization priority directions.

A child after geting Measles vaccination at Aroreys woreda of Ethiopia Somali regio

Integrated Measles and EOS campaign protects 2.6 million children in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

11 September 2017 -- Measles is a highly infectious vaccine-preventable disease. While children that are not immunized are at risk, those that are also malnourished or are already affected by other diseases are especially susceptible to it. Children in countries and districts where there is an ongoing emergency such as the current drought which has led to water scarcity and food insecurity in the Horn of Africa are therefore more at risk of contracting the virus and developing complications that often lead to disability and even death.

Newly arrived refugees who had fled the famine-hit Somalia wait in line at a refugee camp in Kenya.

Grave concern in Ethiopia: Famine and health

Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and the food security situation is of grave concern in 6 other countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda, and Yemen. Very high levels of severe acute malnutrition have been reported in the the most affected countries

EPA/D. Kurokawa

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