NBE October 1, 2020

Ethiopian Pharmaceuticals Supply Agency (EPSA), the state agency in charge distributing medicines and medical equipment to state health centers, said it has spent 16.5 billion Birr (about $450 million) last year concluded July 7, 2020.

NBE July 22, 2020

Novartis launches first-of-its-kind not-for-profit portfolio of medicines for symptomatic treatment of COVID-19, the company said. The new initiative of Novartis aims to help patients in low-income and lower-middle-income countries (LIC; LMIC) access affordable medicines to treat the major symptoms of COVID-19 – a critical need in the absence of a vaccine or curative treatment.

NBE April 26, 2019

The Customs Commission of Ethiopia has collected around 56.7 billion birr (close to $2 billion) from international trade taxation, trade misinvoicing and confiscation of goods from smugglers during the first nine months of current Ethiopian calendar started July 8, 2018.