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Progress on the HIV front – 2016 EDHS results

In 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) spells good news for Ethiopia’s fight against HIV/AIDS, though experts caution that the fight is far from over. According to the EDHS, overall prevalence decreased from 1.5% in 2011 to 0.9% in 2016. Prevalence continues to be

Safe abortion – what does it mean in the Ethiopian context?

Women’s healthcare providers in Ethiopia can often encapsulate the effects of unsafe abortion in a few words. The septic room. The ward at Black Lion. They easily recall stories of women injured or lost from a self-induced abortion. A trail of blood on the clinic floor. A beautiful

Lemlem orange and Mela-one – new products

DKT is in the final stages of preparing the introduction of orange-flavored LemLem and LemLem Plus. Since 2000, DKT has distributed over 30 million sachets of LemLem. DKT’s brand is so synonymous with ORS in Ethiopia that the 2016 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) refers interchangeably to “LemLem” as

Implanon NXT – on-the-job training for private health providers

DKT is facilitating the rollout of a new contraceptive technology – Implanon NXT – through on-the-job training at private medium and specialized clinics throughout Ethiopia. The training is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA). As per