The history of health and nutrition in Ethiopia

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Lung and Dental Disease Rampant in Ethiopia’s Tigray
Science & Health Bulletin, [1 November 1995]. Over 4100 tubeculosis patients in central Tigray, northern Ethiopia, cannot afford medical treatment. There has been an upsurge of lung and dental diseases in the area because of low awareness of hygiene and nutrition.
Five Million Face Starvation
By Yemisrach Benalfew, IPS, 16 July 1999. Drought, believed to be similar to the one which claimed up to 300,000 lives in 1984, has hit Ethiopia, putting five million peasants at risk. Shortage of railfall as cause. Shortfall in peasant assistance pledges.
Unsafe Abortion Identified As Second Major Killer Of Pregnant Women
Addis Tribune (Addis Ababa), 16 March 2001. Unsafe abortion, conducted mostly by traditional practioners under unhygienic conditions and using unsafe means was only second to Tuberculosis as cause of fatality for pregnant women. Major motivs are desperation resulting from dispute with partners and cultural norms that make it taboo to bear a child before marriage and out of wed-lock.
Aids Cases Rise in Ethiopia
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 9 April 2001. HIV/AIDS now accounts for about 50 percent of total hospital admissions in Addis Ababa. There are now some 30,000 cases of full-blown AIDS in the country, out of an estimated 300,000 people living with HIV. Society should show concern and love to people living with the virus.