Over the past decade, Ethiopia has achieved dramatic progress in improving the health outcomes of its population. These improvements are a result of the Health Extension Program, a community based expansion of health facilities, launched in 2004.
Efforts to address surgical safety have culminated in making a surgical safety checklist. However, in order to maintain the efficacy of this measure, it is important that providers are vigilant in monitoring its implementation, to ensure a high standard of care for each patient.
Although obesity has faded from the media spotlight, obesity rates continue to rise. By increasing the prices of unhealthy foods, excise taxes have the potential to significantly reduce the purchase and consumption of the foods contributing to obesity.