Malaria Epidemic under Control
The Federal Ministry of Health’s (FMOH) Roll Back Malaria Partnership has reported that the malaria epidemics from June to August have been brought under control. However, to ensure adequate preparedness should more epidemics occur during the “long” transmission season from September to December 2005, an Appeal was launched by the FMOH. Continue. . .
Situation Improving In Awassa Zuria, SNNPR
GOAL Ethiopia recently announced that it has admitted 517 children with severe acute malnutrition in its Outreach Therapeutic Programme (OTP)/Community based Therapeutic Care (CTC) program in Awassa Zuria, SNNPR since its inception in June 2005. According to GOAL the monthly admissions into the program have steadily decreased from 340 in June to 54 in August, reflecting an improved recovery rate of 92.3% and reduced defaulter and death rates (5.8% and 1.8% respectively). Continue. . .
Dutch NATCOM Supports Education in Gambella
UNICEF has recently secured funding from the Dutch National Committee to facilitate the sustainable return and integration of 3,200 children into an effective learning environment in 16 schools in 2005–2006 (starting September 2005). Continue. . .
Mine Risk Education Update
Mine Action representatives from the Ethiopian Mine Action Office (EMAO), the office for Rehabilitation and Social Affairs (ORSA) and the Rehabilitation and Development Organization (RaDO) met in August to discuss the future of Mine Risk Education (MRE) in Tigray Region and its improved coordination. Based on the results of the evaluation, the MRE programme is presently developing the village profile project where all three organisations, will visit all mine affected communities and assess the magnitude of the problem. Continue. . .
World Vision Conducts Disaster Mitigation Workshop in Afar
World Vision organised a-two-day workshop aimed at discussing various disaster preparedness and mitigation endeavors in Assaita woreda of Afar Region. 59 participants drawn from local government offices, the community and from World Vision Afar Area Development Program Office attended the workshop. Continue. . .
Updated on 26 September 2005