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Dear esteemed colleagues,

A team of experts from AAU, JU, and the Ethiopian Public Health Association has launched a study that aims to document the level of adherence to prescribed public health measures against COVID-19. This survey is part of a global initiative that commits to generating evidence to support government response. The survey doesn't take more than 6 minutes of your precious time. We would appreciate your commitment to participate and contribute to countrywide endeavors to prevent and control COVID-19.


English questionnaire: https://www.icpcovid.com/en/form/ethiopia-covid-19-questionnaire

Amharic questionnaire: https://www.icpcovid.com/am/form/ethiopia-covid-19-questionnaire 

Afaan Oromoo questionnaire: https://www.icpcovid.com/en/form/ethiopia-questionnaire-afaan-oro 

EPHA in Collaboration with Ministry of Health/AACAHB Conduct Community Based Active Case Surveillance and RCCE of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) in collaboration with Ministry of Health/Addis Ababa City Administration Health Bureau has conducted Community Based Active Case Surveillance and Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) of COVID-19 pandemic.

The objective of this surveillance is to reduce the spread of COVID-19 pandemic through a house to house search and testing of people with Acute Respiratory Tract Infections.

Besides, it helps to enhance the implementation capacity of the community based team engaged in the active case surveillance of COVID-19 infection through providing technical and administrative supports.

According to Ato Bekele Chaka Acting Research and Publication director, the target population of the surveillance is residents of 30 selected woredas in Addis Ababa which were identified as hotspot areas by AACAHB.

The financial support is from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation managed under Emergency preparedness and response COVID-19 plan of the Federal Ministry of Health.
EPHA is striving to its utmost in areas of community wide operational activities through providing technical, logistics and financial assistance before the pandemic becomes a major challenge to the country’s health system.

Public Health Emergency and Preparedness Technical Working Group (TWG) of EPHA Design a Strategy on prevention of COVID-19 Pandemic 

According to Ato Yusuf Abdu, Acting Director of Members Affairs and Networking Directorate and secretary of TWG, the TWG has developed a strategy.

The strategy consists development of a protocol on how to train Health Extension Workers to assist COVID-19 outbreak prevention.

It also includes house to house active case detection and contact tracing surveillance.

Besides, the TWG is working on a Strategy to implement legal enforcement on stay at home and social distancing.

Development of the role and responsibility of community volunteer’s response and reaching the unreached community who are susceptible for COVID-19 pandemic are also part of the major focuses of the TWG.

 EPHA Staffs Contribute from 10-100% Salary for Prevention of Covid-19 Pandemic

In response to the Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations Forum (ECSF), the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) secretariat staff have contributed from 10 to 100% of their monthly salary for the prevention of Covid-19 pandemic. 

According to Ato Abebayehu Belay, Finance and Admin Director of EPHA, from a total of 36 employee ETB 146, 953 (One hundred forty-six thousand nine hundred fifty-three) has been collected to support the fight against coronavirus disease.

Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen, Executive Director of EPHA, in his part said it is critical time to show solidarity of citizens to safeguard the national economy and to fight the biggest challenge of the time.

EPHA deposited the contribution to the Ethiopian Civil Society Organization Forum Commercial Bank account number (1000328055515) which is particularly created for the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Preparedness program. This amount in turn will be transferred to the Corona Mitigation trust Fund Account opened for the purpose

It is to be recalled that, EPHA as a Health Professionals Association is in the frontline to involve in different activities of combating the pandemic.

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