30 innovations that could transform global health: Introducing the Innovation Countdown 2030 report


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 13, 2015 - The PATH-led Innovation Countdown 2030 initiative (IC2030) launched its inaugural report, Reimagining Global Health, at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The report features 30 innovations selected by international experts for their lifesaving potential and can be downloaded at www.ic2030.org.

2015 marks a seminal moment in global health as world leaders coalesce around new global goals that will determine the international development agenda and health investments over the next 15 years. Innovative technologies and approaches that make health care more affordable, more effective, and easier to access are key to reaching the new health goals by 2030.


Global Financing Facility Launched with Billions Already Mobilized to End Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 13, 2015—The United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the Governments of Canada, Norway and the United States joined country and global health leaders today to launch the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child, and announced that $12 billion in domestic and international, private and public funding has already been aligned to country-led five-year investment plans for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in the four GFF front-runner countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.


"Midwifery is a respected profession. I never tell myself that there is no other grade but A."


"Midwifery is a respected profession. I never tell myself that there is no other grade but A," Gold Medalist Tarekegn Tumebo of a Midwifery graduate from Arba Minch University told Ethiopian Herald Newspaper when asked about the secret behind his success.

Source-Ethiopian Herald Newspaper