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In Ethiopia, the expansion of rural health services is key to reducing child mortality

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06/13/12

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In Ethiopia, the expansion of rural health services is key to reducing child mortality

In Ethiopia, the expansion of rural health services is key to reducing child mortality

By Sacha Westerbeek

Worldwide, under-5 mortality has declined from more than 12 million deaths in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010 – yet thousands of children still die every day from preventable diseases. On 14-15 June 2012, the Governments of Ethiopia, India and the United States, together with UNICEF, are convening the Child Survival Call to Action, a meeting to mobilize the world toward one ambitious but simple goal – ending preventable child deaths. This story is part of a series highlighting global efforts to improve child survival.

In Ethiopia, the expansion of rural health services is key to reducing child mortality

ROMEY KEBELE, Ethiopia, 13 June 2012 – Eight-week-old Moges Teshome is asleep, wrapped up in a blanket on his parent’s bed, next to the fire where dinner is being prepared. But his sleep is disturbed by coughing and heavy breathing. He has pneumonia.

Moges is the first child of 20-year-old Kobeb Ngussie. “Some days ago my son had a very bad cough and he was breathing very fast. I was afraid,” she said. “My husband told me that I’d better take him to the health post a few minutes from where we live.”

There, Haimanot Hailu, who has been a health extension worker for five years, diagnosed Moges and gave Ms. Ngussie antibiotics to administer to him. Ms. Hailu taught Ms. Ngussie how to wash her hands with soap before giving the medicine to Moges.

Three days into his treatment, Moges was improving.

“He is taking the medicine well, and today I see him getting better,” says Ms. Ngussie said.

Read Full Article from Unicef

2 comments

Comment from: YilmaBekele [Visitor]
YilmaBekele

Where are the Egyptian hired dogs and prostitutes. I am sure they are working very hard to ensure no dam gets built on Abay!!

Those who oppose the dam are shermutawoch, mikegnoch, and siraat woregnawoch!!!

Long live those who work

06/14/12 @ 07:23
Comment from: Gondar [Visitor]
Gondar

from: YilmaBekele [Visitor]
Where are the Egyptian hired dogs and prostitutes. I am sure they are working very hard to ensure no dam gets built on Abay!!

Those who oppose the dam are shermutawoch, mikegnoch, and siraat woregnawoch!!!

Long live those who work

where have you been when Meles and Afwarki doing all this for last 37 years ? not simple as you thought,OK something beyond your understanding,

06/16/12 @ 03:13

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