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Ethiopia Stops Imports From 11 Egyptian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers for not Meeting Health Standards

Ethiopia has suspended the importation of medicines from 11 Egyptian pharmaceutical manufacturers after they failed to meet the country’s health criteria. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health suspended trade with the companies after officials visited Egypt recently to inspect their facilities,” Middle Read more ›

Swiss Court Orders Ethiopian Pilot to Receive Mandatory Psychiatric Treatment for Hijacking Plane

A Swiss court on Monday sentenced an Ethiopian pilot who hijacked his own plane in 2014 with 202 passengers aboard to receive supervised psychiatric treatment. Former Ethiopian Airlines pilot Heilemedehin Abera Tagegn has been ruled as mentally unstable after he Read more ›

Ethiopia’s 2015 Tokyo Marathon Winner Endeshaw Negesse Fails Doping Test

Ethiopia’s Endeshaw Negesse has reportedly failed a doping test. The 2015 Tokyo Marathon winner is one of nine Ethiopian athletes under investigation for doping after testing positive for banned substances. Negesse, 27, reportedly tested positive for performance enhancement drug meldonium Read more ›

2 New Ebola Cases Announced in Guinea After Researchers Confirm that Virus Could be Sexually Transmitted Many Months After Infection

CONAKRY – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that two people have become infected with the Ebola virus in Guinea. This revelation comes a few days after medical studies conducted on male Ebola survivors showed that the virus Read more ›

Kenya bent on flight restrictions to Ebola hit nations amid International pressure

By Olive Burrows NAIROBI (Capital News) – International pressure is mounting on Kenya to resume flights to West Africa with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Read more ›

East African leaders gather in Nairobi to discuss Ebola preparedness

NAIROBI (Xinhua) — African governments are due to meet in Nairobi from Tuesday for a regional conference on Ebola preparedness, Kenya’s health ministry said on Monday. The Sept. 16-17 regional conference will be attended by ministers in charge of transport, Read more ›

AU holds emergency meeting on Ebola in Addis Ababa

Standard Digital-(Addis Ababa)-African Union chiefs held an emergency meeting Monday to hammer out a continent-wide strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic, which has killed over 2,000 people in west Africa. “Fighting Ebola must be done in a manner that doesn’t fuel isolation or Read more ›

Rwanda invests in medical tourism

By Ivan Ngoboka The New Times–(Kigali)-Medical tourism has for long been a preserve of a few countries such as South Africa, India, Saudi Arabia and to some extent Kenya – those countries with a long tradition of a developed health Read more ›

Ugandan doctors to aid Liberian colleagues in Ebola fight

 By Joyce Namutebi & Agencies   Newvision-(Kampala) – A team of Ugandan doctors and health workers have been deployed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide medical support for an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia. The team comes with vast Read more ›

Uganda sets up Ebola screening posts along DRC and Kenya border

Red Pepper (Kampala) – Uganda is opening up screening centers at its borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya to ensure that Ebola cases are detected and handled at these entry points, the director general of health services Read more ›

Kenya: Patients suffer as doctors persevere in strike

By HENRY KIBIRA AND CALVIN ONSARIGO The Star (Nairobi) – A patient died yesterday at the Coast General Hospital even as the doctors’ union told members countrywide not to work unless their July salaries are paid in full. The news came Read more ›

Ethiopia becomes the largest refugee host in Africa

The Star (Addis Ababa) – Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya to become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, the UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday. Speaking during a press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards Read more ›

Kenya bars travelers from Ebola-affected countries

CAPITAL FM (NAIROBI) – The Ministry of Health has, on Saturday evening, announced that it will not allow passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea into Kenya from Tuesday. Health Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia explained that the decision was informed by Read more ›

East African nations on high alert for Ebola

The east African region has been set on its toes following the revelation of an outbreak of Ebola infections in west Africa this March. This disease, which was first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan in the Read more ›

South Sudan: Cholera infections drop

The number of people diagnosed daily with cholera in Juba has dropped significantly since the outbreak of this deadly communicable disease was officially announced in the middle of last month. According to the Minister of Health, Riek Gai Kuk, the Read more ›

Uganda: Medical groups petition president not to approve HIV/AIDS bill

Three medical groups have delivered a petition to President Yoweri Musuveni in protest against the country’s recently approved HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill. The Global Network for People Living with HIV, Uganda Network on Law, Ethics and HIV/AIDS as well Read more ›

Ethiopia marks 23rd anniversary of the downfall of Dergue regime

The Government and people of Ethiopia have commemorated the 23rd anniversary of the country’s adoption of modern democratic principles and structures. On May 28th 1991, ‘Ginbot 20’ rebels from the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) marched into Addis Read more ›

South Sudan: Government allots UN land to create camps for displaced civilians

The Government of South Sudan has provided land space in four different states for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to build new camps for internally displaced persons. The new camp sites are located in Juba, Bor, Malakal Read more ›

Ethiopia to host global food security conference

More than 800 experts in food and other related disciplines are set to convene in Addis Ababa on Thursday, May 15th, to discuss how to integrate resilient strategies in the fight against hunger and poverty globally. The meeting, themed ‘Building Read more ›

Kenya: 81 die after consuming toxic alcohol

More than 80 people have been reported dead and about 175 hospitalised after imbibing alcohol laced with unhealthily high levels of methanol this week. Although reports of negative side effects to highly patronized home-made alcohol brands are allegedly common in Read more ›

Ugandan government makes concessions to anti-homosexuality stance

The Ugandan government has agreed to some compromises to appease its western partners after the country’s enactment of a contentious law against homosexuality in February led to aid cuts. According to a report by The East African, the government has Read more ›

Ethiopia mulls restricting Teff Export

A few years ago, discussions about Ethiopia usually revolved around the country’s precarious food security and its poor economy. Now things are starting to change, Ethiopia is increasingly becoming synonymous with teff; a highly nutritious, gluten free “super food,” which Read more ›

East African Community harmonize Medical Standards

The East African Community has initiated a multi-million Shillings project aimed at harmonizing medicine registration and ensuring access to effective and safe cures for the most prevalent illnesses in the region. The three-year Medicines Registration Harmonization Project comes following about two Read more ›

President Musuveni reacts to Sanctions over Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda’s President Yoweri Musuveni, speaking at the 10th anniversary of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand, South Africa on Tuesday, has described the move by several Europeans nations to freeze aid to his country due to its enactment of an Read more ›

Only 10,000 dollars to save a child; “Save a Child’s Heart” training the first Ethiopian Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

An Israeli based humanitarian organization striving to work towards improving children’s chance of survival in relation to congenital heart defects, “Save a Child’s Heart” group is now training the first Ethiopian Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon and also raising money for a Read more ›

GAVI Alliance supports Cervical Cancer Vaccination program in Africa

A public-private alliance of several agencies primarily created to support vaccination campaigns in developing countries, GAVI, has announced that it will facilitate immunization drives against cervical cancer in Uganda, Rwanda and Uzbekistan. The Chief Executive Officer of the alliance, Dr. Read more ›