Health Ministry, Partners Launch Child Stunting Campaign

Jul 2 , 2022

Humanitarian agencies and the Ministry of Health have launched an initiative to fight the prevalence of maternal malnutritions and child stunting. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Action Against Hunger, a humanitarian agency based in France, will provide part of the forecasted 30 million dollar budget for the programme. Project officers look to implement the campaign in 10 regional states, where child stunting remains a serious issue. Although Ethiopia has experienced a steady reduction in the prevalence of stunting over the past two decades, rates remained at an estimated 37pc in 2019. At least 5.8 million children under the age of five are affected, while another 1.2 million are the victims of wasting.


Addis Chamber Embarks on Leadership Forum

A leadership forum where prominent executives will share their experiences in the business environment is organised by the Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (Addis Chamber) and SAK Training & Consultancy Firm. Headlining Arega Yirdaw (PhD), president of Unity University, who is expected to address the fortunes and adversities of the leadership ecosystem and share insights into his cascade of experiences, the first round is expected to set off at the Inter-luxury H...


Wegagen Bank Launches its Mobile App

Embracing the digital realm, Wegagen Bank officially launched its mobile banking application last week. The App was inaugurated in Dire Dewa City, with Yehwalashet Zewdu, vice president of the Bank Enterprise Services, showcasing its service that provides secure and seamless financial services. According to Yehwalashet, Wegagen Mobile meets the evolving needs of its clientele in Amharic, English, Afan Oromo, Tigrigna and Somali languages. Incorporated in 1997, Wegagen Bank has grown to become...


Zemen Bank Joins IFC's Trade Finance Program with $30m Boost

Zemen Bank has secured a 30 million dollar trade finance guarantee from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to boost the trade finance operations. A member of the World Bank Group, IFC has welcomed Zemen as the newest member of its Global Trade Finance Program aimed at supporting exports and imports. Signed by Dereje Zenebe, president of Zemen Bank and Madalo Minofu, country manager of IFC, the trade financing is part of the one-billion-dollar Africa Trade & Supply Chain Finance P...