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The Ethiopian Health Professionals Advisory Council on COVID-19 and The Ethiopian Diaspora High-Level Advisory Council on COVID-19 

in Partnership with the Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute 

invites you to a Zoom meeting


Date and Time: Thursday, Apr 23, 3-5:00pm Addis Ababa and 8-10:00am EST US


COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Current status, Modeling, and Implications

Moderator (5 minutes)

Dawd S. Siraj, MD, MPHTM

Professor of Medicine

Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Director, International Travel Clinic

Director, Global Health Pathway for the Dept. of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Wisconsin- Madison


Opening Remarks: Current Status and Preparedness (15 minutes)

H.E. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, MD, MPH

Minister of Health of Ethiopia


COVID-19 Modeling and Projections for Planning (20 minutes)

Alemayehu Worku, BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor of Public Health and Biostatistics

Addis Ababa University

Senior advisor, Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Modeling the Impact of Key COVID-19 Interventions (20 minutes)

Amir S. Siraj, BSc, MA, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana


COVID-19 Modeling Implications for Policy and Control (15 minutes)

Yemane Berhane, MD, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health

Director, Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Discussion (40 minutes)



Closing Remarks (5 minutes)

H.E. Fitsum Arega

Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States


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Dear contributors and readers of the Ethiopian Journal of Health Development,

In view of the evolving evidence on COVID-19, the Ethiopian Journal of Health Development dedicates its upcoming issues to papers focusing on COVID-19. We plan to set up team of volunteer reviewers to fast track publication. Please share your research outcomes and/or reviews with us using www.ejhd.org !!

Stay safe!!

Editor in Chief

EPHA Implements Stay at Home Advice

As of 31st of March 2020, most staff members of the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) secretariat are off workplace and stayed-at-home as measure for prevention of COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen, Executive Director of EPHA, said only management members and few key positions personnel are working in office. Whereas, most employees are working virtually from home by being on standby for any urgent need.
“This public health measure is mainly aimed at reduction of the staff exposure to COVID-19 infection through avoiding the use of public transportation means.” He added

EPHA also provides additional mechanical washing material at the main entrance and hand sanitizer dispensers at the gate of its premise and each floor.








This hand touch free washing tool is mechanical and operated by feet. The soap is positioned on the left side and the water dispenser on the right side. The tool helps to avoid contamination through hands.
It is to be recalled that, EPHA has arranged an orientation on infection prevention to all staff for better understanding and implementation.
It is believed that, sister Associations and many other Civil Society Organizations will follow EPHA’s footsteps in prevention of COVID-19 pandemic.


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