Addis Ababa October 09/2017 Ethiopia is preparing to mark the breast cancer awareness months through awareness raising activities, the Ministry of Health said.
As most of deaths related to breast cancer occur because of lack of awareness on early detection and barriers to health services, the government will enhance its engagement in awareness creation activities, said Yifru Birhane (Professor).
“Lack of awareness about breast cancer and its prevalence mechanisms and shortage of institutions that can provide diagnosis and treatment has become the leading factors for women’s death from breast cancer in Ethiopia,” he said.
Since cancer is highly related with people’s life-style, creating awareness on the disease and its prevention mechanisms plays a key role in decreasing vulnerability, he added.
Breast cancer is one of the deadly non-communicable diseases, causing more than 7,000 deaths in Ethiopia, said First lady Roman Tesfaye. Every year, there is close to 13,000 new cases in Ethiopia.
Since lack of awareness is the major cause for the deaths related to cancer, Roman urged the importance to work on it to change the scenario.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, to help increase attention and support for awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of the disease.
Since there is not sufficient knowledge on the causes of breast cancer, early detection of the disease remains the cornerstone of its control.
Accordingly, Ethiopia commemorates the month of October through enhanced awareness raising activities on the importance of early detection.
Addis Ababa October 09/2017 Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has been recognized as Middle East and Africa Airline of the Year 2017 by Airline Economics Magazine, the largest aviation finance and leasing print publication.
Winners have been chosen among the airlines in the Middle East and Africa through customer survey conducted by the Magazine.
According to the Airline, Ethiopian outperformed major airlines in the Middle East and Africa to win the award.
Ethiopian Airlines, CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, said “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as Airline of the Year and to stand out from among the major Middle East and African carriers thru a vote of the readers of one of the most renowned aviation magazines, Airline Economics.”
Philip Tozer-Pennington, Managing Director of Airline Economics and Aviation News Ltd, said while presenting the awards that “Ethiopian Airlines is an African and an international airline success story”.
The Managing Director noted “the airline is the clear winner of the industry vote for the best performing airline in the MEA region over the past 12 months. I wish to congratulate Ethiopian Airlines on this remarkable success.”
Ethiopian is a multi award winning airline including the SKYTRAX World Airline Award for Best Airline in Africa; Best Airline Staff in Africa; AFRAA- Best Airline in Africa.
Addis Ababa October 09/2017 Ethiopia says it will work exhaustively on key sector to realize an over 11 percent economic growth in the current Ethiopian fiscal year.
While briefing directions of the government for the joint session of the two parliaments, President Mulatu Teshome said manufacturing industry, agriculture and foreign trade are among the key areas.
By working on the key sectors effectively, Mulatu said Ethiopia would realize the 11 percent growth, recalling the 10.9 percent growth registered last year despite the drought.
Enhancing the capacity of manufacturing industries in producing value added products and encouraging import substitution will be among the major activities to realize the goal, Mulatu said.
In this regard, the government will continue efforts in the expansion and development of infrastructures such as industrial parks to encourage more companies to the sector and realize structural transformation.
Activities towards modernizing the agriculture sector as well as helping the youth engage in the sector will also be major priority area, according to the President.
Despite the role that the foreign trade could play in the development of the country, the export sector performed poorly last year.
Noting this fact, the President said boosting the export sector will continue to get special attention.
Despite the 2015 El Nino induced drought that sustained through 2017, Ethiopia has managed to register a 10.9 percent growth last year.
Agriculture has contributed 36.3 percent of the GDP, while industry and service sectors shared 39.9 percent and 25.6 percent respectively.
In addition to the economic growth, last year, Ethiopia has witnessed various activities aimed to ensure god governance and widen political space.
He mentioned the efforts of the government to address problems related to good governance including the in-depth evaluation carried out inside the party, and the negotiation being held among national political parties on different issues.
Saying that these activities brought fruits in addressing public queries, Mulatu affirmed for the continuation of these efforts to ensure good governance
Addis Ababa October 9/2017 Defense Attaches and diplomats of African countries are gathered in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia to attend the training aimed to enhance their capacity in their multilateral and international cooperation.
Some 20 senior defense officials and diplomats are taking part in the 6th Orientation Course for Defense Officials, provided with the objectives of understanding the role of defense officials, and how to implement the interests of their respective governments.
The Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) of Ethiopia is providing the five-day training in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
The training focuses on a number of issues that would help to develop the skills and expertise of defense officials working in a multilateral environment on various aspects of international security.
While opening the training, Commander of Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC), Brigadier General Habtamu Tilahun said the training creates an important platform for participants to share experience and knowledge on defense and diplomacy.
Noting that Ethiopia is key player in enhancing regional security and a leading contributor to the peacekeeping operations of AU and UN, the Commander said, the training would help to strengthen effectiveness of such missions.
Providing the training in collaboration with GCSP will enable the Peace Support Training Center be center of knowledge, as it envisioned to become regional centers of excellence in peace support operations, the Commander said.
Military Advisor of Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Major General Andreas Bolsterli said that collaboration is important in the efforts to tackle major security challenges.
He also added that the training marks a new step to the existing excellent relationship between the two countries.
Appreciating the continuity of the collaboration, Bolsterli pointed out “I can assure you of our sincerest will to provide the best support possible for the development of your ability to conduct your institutional services.”