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US-CDC-Ethiopia and EPHA partnership continues to have lasting Impact on the Public Health System of Ethiopia (1 November 2011, Addis Ababa).

In EPHA’s 22nd annual conference held at United Nations Conference Center US-CDC Representative Dawn Broussard affirmed that EPHA was among the first to establish a partnership with the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

“Media serve as a change agent for controlling Alchol and substance abuse in relation with HIV/AIDS,” said EPHA Executive Director, adding that much is expected from Journalists and media practitioners in changing the behavior of the community (4 July 2011, Adama)

It is recalled that Population Media Centre-Ethiopia (PMC-E) in collaboration with Ethiopian Public Health Association and the US -CDC is implementing a multimedia communication and capacity building project to address Alcohol, substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.

EPHA president called on relevant government bodies to take urgent steps to control alcohol, tobacco and other harmful substances across the country (1 November 2011, Addis Ababa).

In her welcoming address at the 22nd EPHA annual conference the EPHA president Dr Tewabech Bishaw stated that theuse of addictive substances has adverse health and socio-economic risks and outcomes like liver disease cancers and substance dependence syndrome and host of other debilitating and communicable but still life threatening diseases.

The prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) merit urgent attention by all stakeholders at national, regional and global levels (14 June 20011, Addis Ababa)

According to a WHO report non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of preventable morbidity and premature mortality, a development threat in all countries of the south-east Asia region. The prevention and control of NCDs merit urgent attention by all stakeholders at national, regional and global levels.
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