Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperial origins in the late 1880s through the Italian colonial occupation of 1936-41 to the Marxist dictat...

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Addis Ababa to ban smoking in public places

Smoking ban to take effect in Addis Ababa in March. A ban on smoking in public places in Addis Ababa is expected to take effect in March, putting into legislation a tobacco control bill that was ap...
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Addis Ababa takes anti-Ebola measures

Temperature sensors installed at Addis Ababa airport Ethiopia is using temperature-reading devices at its airports in a bid to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the country from the west Afric...
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World class medical centre for Addis Ababa

Project by Ethio-American doctors The foundation stone was laid at the site of a €100 million medical facility in Addis Ababa on 28 June by Ethiopia's foreign minister Tedros Adhanom. The h...
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Honorary doctorate for Ethiopia’s Catherine Hamlin

The Australian doctor Catherine Hamlin has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree by Addis Ababa University (AAU) for her work in Ethiopia with women suffering from fistula injuries due to obstructe...
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Catherine Hamlin awarded for fistula work

Ethiopia-based Australian doctor Catherine Hamlin has been given the Right Livelihood Award for her work with women suffering from fistula injuries due to obstructed labour. The obstetrician and gynae...
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Zewditu hospital to get outpatients department

Zewditu Memorial Hospital in Addis Ababa is to get a new three-storey outpatients department under a project of the Ethiopia chapter of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The...
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Diarrhoea outbreak in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is battling with an outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD), which has already affected thousands of people in the capital and caused several deaths. Three local hospitals, Zweditu, Ras D...
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Addis Ababa gets children’s cardiac unit.

A private hospital specialising in cardiac problems among children has opened its doors in the Ethiopian capital. The facility in the premises of the state-owned Black Lion hospital is a project of th...
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Addis Ababa clamps down on khat houses.

Addis Ababa city council has decided to take a tough stance on so-called khat houses, local English-language newspaper
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Hospital for disabled children opens in Addis Ababa.

A 23 million birr hospital specialising in paediatric orthopaedics and paediatric plastic reconstruction has opened in the capital Addis Ababa. The 60-bed state-of-the art facility is run by the Ethio...
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Hospitals in Addis Ababa and Hyderabad join forces.

Patients receiving treatment at one of Addis Ababa
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Addis Ababa gets organic food market.

Ecological Products of Ethiopia Ltd (ECOPIA), the country
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Improved conditions for Addis Ababa doctors.

Doctors working at city hospitals are to receive a 350 birr accommodation allowance and other benefits as of the third week in May, the Addis Ababa health bureau has said. The decision applies to staf...
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Radio to fight stigma of HIV/AIDS.

Ethiopians can tune into a new radio programme presenting the stories of ordinary people living with HIV/AIDS. The service, which builds on similar initiatives in Nigeria and Malawi, aims to challenge...
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Acute watery diarrhoea in Ethiopia.

As of mid September, nearly 16,900 cases of acute watery diarrhoea had been reported in Ethiopia and 129 people were known to have died, the health ministry has said. The worst affected areas were Oro...
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Free HIV/AIDS testing at Addis university.

Students and staff at the state-run Addis Ababa University (AAU) can now receive free HIV/AIDS counselling and testing at the Arat Kilo and Sidist Kilo campuses and in the Casa Inches area in the Urae...
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More food for people with HIV/AIDS.

The Addis Ababa HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (AA HAPCO) has signed a nine million dollar agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and around 60 local non-governmental org...
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New hospital in Kechene.

The Debre Selam Medhanialem (Savior of the World) church in Kechene in northern Addis Ababa has announced plans to build a hospital near its compound in an attempt to meet the health care needs of the...

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