Ethiopia to deploy 210 health workers in Ebola-hit West Africa

Dr. Keseteberhan Admassu

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia said Friday it will deploy about 210 health professionals to Ebola-affected countries to support the response against the epidemic in West Africa. In addition, the East African nation has also decided to provide financial support of $500,000 to the response in the highly affected countries, Xinhua reported. Speaking at a press conference on […]

Cancer on the rise in Ethiopia, Dr. Mahlet Kifle

Breast Cancer Awarness

An Ethiopian official said Saturday that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and particularly cancer are alarmingly increasing in Ethiopia. “Earlier NCDs were considered as problems affecting developed countries,” Dr. Mahlet Kifle of the Health Ministry told Anadolu Agency. “Currently, they are affecting developing countries like Ethiopia as the lifestyle in such countries is being changed,” Kifle said. […]

Swedish medical delegation providing free cardiac surgery service in Ethiopia

Cardiac Surgey

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – A medical delegations drawn from three Swedish universities are providing cardiac surgery for children and adults at the cardiac center in the premises of the Tikur Anbessa Hospital in Addis Ababa. 60 people, including children will benefit from the service that will last for two weeks by the 27 member delegation, […]

Egyptian Intensive Care Unit for Cardiac Surgery Inaugurated at Black Lion Hospital

Magdi Yacoub

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – An Egyptian intensive care unit for cardiac surgery was inaugurated Saturday at Black Lion Hospital in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a Saturday statement. Renowned Egyptian-born British heart surgeon Magdi Yacoub, Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia Mohamed Idris and members of the Ethiopian Parliament attended […]

ENAPHA to Establish a Medical Zone in Addis Ababa


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association (ENAHPA) will establish a medical zone in Addis Ababa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed. Diaspora Engagement Affairs Directorate-General with the Ministry, Feisel Aliyi, told ENA that the planned medical zone will help Addis Ababa become center of medical tourism. The Directorate-General said ENAHPA and Intergovernmental Authority […]

Sheffield professor awarded prestigious Camillo Golgi Prize for outstanding contribution to medicine

Professor Solomon Tesfaye

PRESS RELEASE A CONSULTANT who first described how diabetic nerve damage is caused by impaired circulation of the nerves has been awarded one of the most coveted international prizes in medicine in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field. Professor Solomon Tesfaye, a Consultant Physician/Endocrinologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, and Honorary Professor of […]

Leading UK Surgeons on Mission to Ethiopia

UK Spinal Surgeons

PRESS RELEASE   London, UK – A team of leading spinal surgeons from Nottingham University Hospital – Queen’s Medical Centre went to Ethiopia this weekend to collaborate with local surgical teams and perform much needed spinal surgical procedures at three hospitals. The team of eight healthcare professionals led by Dr Mekdim Tsegaye, an Ethiopian spinal […]