Health

Ethiopia: Gambella to host national HIV/AIDS Day

Addis Ababa, November 26, 2014 (GMN) – Gambella will host national HIV/AIDS Day of 2014 under the theme “Let no one dies of HIV/AIDS”, the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office announced. Joint Prevention Counselling Advisor Endeshaw Woldesenbet says the celebration will take place in Gmabella for a week starting from 29th of November 2014.

Blood Disorder (Sickle Cell Anemia): GmTc

Rochester, MN, November 26, 2014 (GMN) - Most African descendant and others nation are wondering what blood disorder is so called “sickle cell anemia”. According to Grosse, et al., 2011, sickle cell anemia appeared to be an inherited form of anemia condition in which has not enough normal red blood cells that carries adequate oxygen throughout the body. Normally, red blood cells are flexible and round, move easily through the blood vessels. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become rigid, sticky, and are crescent shape. These irregular shaped cells can get stuck in small blood vessels which can slow or block blood flow and oxygen to parts of the body as the results cause lots of pain.This blood disorder disease usually present in childhood commonly passed on through parents with red blood cells form an abnormal.

Adult male circumcision in Gambella to reduce HIV prevalence

Gambella, August 03, 2013(GSN) - The Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) program supported by Jhpiego and funded with PEPFAR grants through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Ethiopia has circumcised over 32,000 adult men in Gambella region since October 2009. Since the launch of the VMMC program, there is an increase in the uptake of HIV counseling and testing as well as sexually transmitted infections detection and treatment with referral and linkage facilitation to ART services.