Mekonnen Teshome and Tesfaye Abate – Ethiopia has long struggled with access to clean water. But the spotlight that COVID-19 has shone on the sanitation and hygiene sector in Addis Ababa, the 133-year-old capital city, has presented an opportunity to place sanitation and hygiene at the center of strategies to protect people’s health.
Today, Global Handwashing Day is celebrated in Ethiopia with the theme “I wash my hands properly to save lives,” which aligns with the recently launched global initiative led by WHO and UNICEF – Hand Hygiene for All.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), through the African Union, today received the third and last batch of 1.4 million COVID-19 test kits donated by the Government of Germany.
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.
The Ministry of Health of Ethiopia today advised the government to cautiously conduct general election, which was postponed last a few months ago because of the our break of the pandemic – coronavirus.