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Friday, August 8, 2014

Ethiopian Public Health Institute(EPHI) announced that it is making all the necessary preparations to prevent Ebola from entering Ethiopia.
Awareness creation discussion was held on Ebola virus with different stakeholders, including health professionals and representatives of Ethiopian Airlines in collaboration with Ministry of Health.
Institute Deputy Director, Dr. Dadi Jimma said that the institute is working closely with different stakeholders to prevent the disease from entering Ethiopia, by preparing technical and other inputs necessary to pre-empt it.
With respect to inputs, Dr. Dadi said preventive equipment and medicines are readied, and preventive activities would be carried out in border areas and at airports.
According to Mesafint Alebachew, Officer with Addis Ababa City Administration Health Bureau, the bureau, besides training health professionals, has created awareness among the public about the disease, its causes, and ways of transmission and prevention.
Technical Officer for Preparedness, Surveillance and Response Program with World Health Organization, Dr. Keba Omar Jaiteh said the Ethiopian government is doing good work to prevent the disease from entering the country.
WHO has, therefore, donated equipments that help prevent the disease and prepared trained health professionals, he added, further promising to extend all the necessary support.
Source: allAfrica.com
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Ethiopia's Walia Ibex arrived safely in Brazil for a two week preparation tour ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers where they are grouped with Malawi, Mali and Algeria.
The East Africans will play five friendly matches with local sides that include AC Anapolina Club Do Remo at the Arena Baenao Gama, Brasiliense at the Boca do Jacare stadium and the last friendly will be against Itubiara at the 30,000 seater JK stadium.
While in Brazil, the national team will stay at Hotel San Peter and will be training at one of the training centers that was used by the Brazilian national team during the World Cup.
Coach Mariano Barreto, his assistant Daniel Tsehai, team doctor Dr. Terefe Tafa, Physio Behailu Abera have landed in Brazil.
Jemal Tassew, Sesay Bancha, Ephrem Ashamo, Mesud Mohammed, Shemeles Tegegn, Andaregachew Yelake, Thok James, Abebaw Butako, Behanu Bogale, Mintesinot Adane, Akilu Ayanaw and Dawa Hottesa are some of the players already in Brazil.
Players leaving Addis Ababa on Saturday for Brazil include Minyahile Teshome, Asrat Megersa, Salahdin Bergecho, Shemelis Bekele, Fikru Teffera, Natnael Zelleke, Fitsum Gebremariam, Behailu Assefa, Adane Girma, Gathoch Panom, Fasil Tekalegne, assistant coach Haileselaise Georgis goal keeping coach and Yosef Tesfaye who is the team leader.
Teixeira who has 15 years’ experience working in football also helped organise last week's Ethiopia Walia Ibex International friendly that they lost 1-0 to Angola away in Luanda. He has also organized more than 250 football events around the world the last one of which involved taking Italian Seria A team Hellas Verona to make a stage in Brazil.
"It has taken a lot of effort to organise the friendlies for Ethiopia in conjunction with the federation. I have catered for all the expenses while the federation will only pay for the tickets to and from Addis Ababa. I am trying to help Ethiopia under their new coach Mariano Barreto to meet their objective of once again qualifying for the 2015 Afcon in Morocco."