Category Archives: Current events

COVID-19 in Africa

The impact of COVID-19 in Africa is frightening. Africa already carries 23% of the global disease burden such as malaria, HIV, tuberculosis but only accounts for 1% of the global health expenditure. There are over 4300 confirmed infections with COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Wins the Nobel Prize!

“Abiy Ahmed has initiated important reforms that give many citizens hope for a better life and a brighter future,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! This is a moment to cherish.

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Kidney Transplant in Ethiopia

Let’s us congratulate the team at St. Paul’s Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Transplant Team at the University of Michigan, and every one involved, for performing the first kidney transplants in Ethiopia on three people who received kidneys … Continue reading

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Ebola Virus Disease

  Mamude Dinkiye, M.D., MPH Juba, South Sudan The Ebola virus was first identified in Western Equatoria State of South Sudan and in a nearby region of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1976 after significant epidemics … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING MAYA ANGELOU: One of the greatest poet, writer, novelist, activist and educator

The story of an extraordinary woman How a woman with very humble beginnings and no college education became world renowned professor of literature/American studies, ended up having more than 50 honorary degrees and earned the highest civilian honor/award-the Presidential Medal … Continue reading

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by Dr Solomon A Feyissa 1. Passing of Nelson Mandela After suffering from a prolonged respiratory infection, Mandela died on 5 December 2013 at the age of 95. He died at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, surrounded by his family. … Continue reading

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BUSTED: Myth of benefits of vitamins and supplements

By Solomon Alemu Feyissa,M.D Use of multivitamin supplements increased among U.S. adults from 30% between 1988 to 1994 to 39% between 2003 to 2006, while overall use of dietary supplements increased from 42% to 53% .Longitudinal and secular trends show … Continue reading

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