Category Archives: EU

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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Ethiopia meets MDG 7c target for drinking water supply

23 March 2015, ADDIS ABABA: Today, the Government of Ethiopia announced a remarkable achievement in the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector as it met Target 10 of the MDG 7c  for access to drinking water supply. The announcement … Continue reading

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Health Extension Workers: Key to Reducing Malnutrition in Ethiopia

AMHARA REGION, 3 April 2014- Tena (meaning health in Amharic) Esubalew, 25, and Eneayehu Beyene, 27, are the heroines of Delma kebele as they have become the health confidants of the community. Delma Kebele (sub district), which is located in … Continue reading

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No mother should die while giving life

By Demissew Bizuwerk ADDIS ABABA, 17 April 2014– close to 2 million mothers and new-borns in Ethiopia are to benefit from improved maternal health and new-born care services.  Enhancing Skilled Delivery in Ethiopia (ESDE), a joint initiative between the European … Continue reading

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