USAID/Ethiopia Virtual Implementing Partners Meeting

USG will (1) Save lives by improving countries’ and international partners’ ability to respond to the pandemic; (2) Reduce secondary impacts of the pandemic; and (3) Promote U.S. leadership and share U.S. expertise for global benefit.

“SAFER” Approach:

  • Scale up community approaches to slow the spread of COVID-19
  • Address critical needs of health care facilities (public and private, including faith-based), health care workers, and patient
  • Find, investigate, and respond to COVID-19 cases
  • Employ strategies to address second order impacts
  • Ready plans for deployment of therapeutics and vaccines Implementation:  Whole-of-government, with USAID and State leading and coordinating efforts

Download PDF:  USAID_Virtual_IP_Meeting_Slides_Public.pptx

Exploring adolescents' experiences and priorities in Ethiopia under Covid-19

The official number of Covid-19 cases in Ethiopia is still low, but there are considerable concerns that transmission of the virus could rapidly expand in the coming weeks and months and quickly overpower the country's under-resourced health system. The government of Ethiopia has taken a number of measures, including declaring a state of emergrncy for five months, implementing mass commuication around social distancing and hygiene prevention measures, banning public gatherings, closing schools and universities and announcing the delay of highly anticipated national elections previously scheduled for August 2020.  Download PDF . listening to young people voices

A STATE OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION ENACTED TO COUNTER AND CONTROL THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND MITIGATE ITS IMPACT

Proclamation No. 3 /2020 State of Emergency Proclamation Enacted to Counter and Control the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Its Impact: 

  • Recognizing of the rapid global spread and substantial adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impossibility of curtailing its spread through the normal system of government;
  • Since this pandemic is having a considerable negative impact in our country, to enable the expedient and coordinated implementation of measures necessary to minimize and counter the spread of the pandemic;
  • Since it has become necessary to take various measures to counter and mitigate the humanitarian, social, economic and political damage being caused by the pandemic;
  • To create public awareness about COVID-19 and strengthen precautionary measures by putting in place an enabling legal framework;

  In accordance with the FDRE Constitution Articles 77(10) and 93, this State of Emergency has been proclaimed. Download state of emergency to fight covid-19

The Impact of COVID-19 on older persons

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world.  As of 26 April, the virus itself has already taken the lives of some 193,710 people, and fatality rate for those over 80 years of age is five times the global average.  As the virus spreads rapidly to developing countries, likely overwhelming health and social protection systems, the mortality rate for older persons could climb even higher.Download pdf impacts of covid-19 on the elderlies

EXPLORING CHANGES IN FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION/CUTTING: SHIFTING NORMS AND PRACTICES AMONG COMMUNITIES IN FAFAN AND WEST ARSI ZONES, ETHIOPIA

ESSSWA has been implementing FGM/C research project  with a financial  and technical support obtained from Population Council. The successful implementation of this research project was heralded by its publication by PC-Kenya. You can read the full length research report using the following link:-

https://www.popcouncil.org/uploads/pdfs/2020RH_FGMC-ShiftingNormsEthiopia.pdf

Why we can hope that Ethiopia will be spared the worst of the pandemic

The current official projections suggest a worst case scenario up to 39 million people being affected by COVID-19 in Ethiopia. The Multi Sectoral Preparedness and Response Plan projects that 102,000 people could be infected in the next three months. According to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute by the end of April 235,000 people could be affected with the numbers reaching 1.94 million by the end of May. Even with social distancing measures over 15 million could be infected before the pandemic runs its course.

Download:- https://www.ethiopiaobserver.com/2020/04/13/why-we-can-hope-that-ethiopia-will-be-spared-the-worst-of-the-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR1VL37LaJOJpnY3JbTs3ewwbp6eECjaK9J0seOEGBgbJYUvQqr_L-QIqSk

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