Category Archives: EU

Joining hands to finish the race for polio eradication

World Health Organization, UNICEF and Rotary International, on the occasion of World Polio Day 2015, renew their commitment to finish the race for polio eradication and secure a long-lasting legacy for a healthy Ethiopia Addis Ababa, 23 October 2015 – … Continue reading

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A drop to ensure no child is paralysed because of polio – Photo Blog

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Joining hands to ensure polio transmission remains at zero in Ethiopia

AWBARE, Somali region– Ermias Amare and Salah Kedir, health workers in Ethiopia’s Somali region, zip through the arid plains kicking up a trail of dust as they ride their motorcycle to the next settlement where they will be administering polio … Continue reading

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In Ethiopia, a partnership to improve nutrition

By Christine Nesbitt A joint EU-UNICEF programme reaches rural communities in Ethiopia to address undernutrition among mothers and children through monitoring, treatment and guidance. GEMECHIS, Ethiopia, 24 August 2015 – Early in the morning, one-and-a-half-year-old Mikias Asnake laughs as his … Continue reading

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Support from the EU successfully contributes to closure of polio outbreak in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, 12 August 2015 – Support from the European Commission’s European Union has successfully contributed to efforts to contain the spread of the wild polio virus in Ethiopia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced today. “Following a … Continue reading

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From the Sheikh and Imam to the Nomad: Engaging a Network of Allies to End Polio in Ethiopia’s Somali Region

  By Jasmine Pittenger, UNICEF consultant and writer The patches that make up the nomad’s tent say it all. Yellow, orange and red cloth is sewn together with broad stitches — even a pair of trousers is sewn into the … Continue reading

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Regional experts confirm the polio outbreak is successfully interrupted in Ethiopia and Kenya

Vigilance in Somalia and region still needed before the region is declared polio-free once more. By Shalini Rozario 17 June 2015, Nairobi, Kenya. Government representatives, technical experts, donors, and polio partners gathered on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 to review the … Continue reading

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