Daily Archives: May 25, 2020

Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) – Ethiopia, Disease Outbreak News 25 May 2020

Between 2 and 8 April 2020, six suspected human cases of dracunculiasis in Duli village, Gog district, Gambella region, Ethiopia, were reported to WHO. As of 27 April 2020, the Ethiopian Dracunculiasis Eradication Program (EDEP) had detected one additional person

AU Calls on Africans to contribute Money to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Addis Ababa, The African Union (AU) has called upon all Africans, people of African descent and friends of Africa to donate money to the AU Coronavirus Response Fund on African Day. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation

Ethiopia Observes Swell in COVID-19 Cases as 73 Tested Positives

Addis Ababa,  The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Ethiopia has climbed to 655 with 73 new infections identified in the past 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health, this is the second largest single-day increase to date after

Resident Ambassadors of Europe, America Briefed on Renaissance Dam

Addis Ababa,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy have jointly briefed resident ambassadors of European and American countries on the construction and progress of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) today. Foreign Affairs Minister Gedu

COVID-19 Patient Delivers Virus-free Baby

Addis Ababa,  A mother receiving treatment for COVID-19 at Eka Kotebe Hospital delivered a healthy a baby on Saturday May 23, 2020. The child born from a mother in an isolation center after testing positive for COVID-19 tested negative for

AU Commission Advocates Innovative Inward Looking Approach, Rejects Outward Approach

Addis Ababa,  African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has urged Africans to opt for an innovative inward looking approach rather than outward looking approach in order to realize the renaissance of their nations. In a press statement issued in

PM Abiy Calls for Strengthened African Solidarity to Mitigate COVID-19

Addis Ababa,  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called for strengthened African solidarity to win over the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. Delivering his message on “Africa Day” celebrated virtually today, the Premier among others emphasized the need for African countries

Deputy PM Calls for Strengthening of Mitigation Measures against COVID-19

Addis Ababa,  Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen has called for the strengthening of preventive measures that take into account the fast spread of COVID-19. According to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the National COVID-19 Ministerial Committee had visual discussion