Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ethiopia as a model for health care leadership

By: Michael Greenwood, Biz Community Despite extensive poverty and limited resources, Ethiopia has made impressive strides in improving its health care system and can serve as a model for other countries seeking to make similar gains, a new paper by

Ethiopia Recruits Health Army to Combat Child Mortality, Malnutrition

Peter Heinlein, VOA  | Addis Ababa Ethiopia is organizing what it calls a Health Development Army aimed at lowering child mortality rates and improving the quality of care in rural areas where 85 percent of the population lives. The announcement

Ethiopian child mortality, malnutrition rates drop

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia has more than halved its child mortality rates since 1990 through campaigns to increase the number of health workers and clinics throughout the country, government and aid officials said on Friday. The Horn

Firehiwot Dado wins women’s New York City Marathon

BY STEFAN BONDY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS In a race dedicated to nine-time winner and recent cancer victim Grete Waitz — a Norwegian who often ran away from her opposition and never relented — Mary Keitany attempted a similar approach

Rastafarians in Ethiopia

By Megan Verlee Rastafarian artist Bandi Payne leads visitors through the jungle-like garden that surrounds his house in Shashamane, pointing out the many trees he’s planted in his two decades here. “That’s guava, my guava tree. Tangerine, banana trees and…