Dear HIFA members, Ethiopia started celebrating the new year Just 2 hours ago. Amaizingly, Ethiopia has 12 months of 30 days each and 13th month with 5 or 6 days.The name of the 13th month is called Pagumen meaning an additional month. This month will become 6 days once in 4 years. Otherwise it's 5 days. It is month of transition. Everyone sets personal, family and organizational goals that s/he wants to achieve in the new year. It a lovely month where you will see the earth covered green and full of special yellow flowers called"Adey Abeba"
Professionals are providing health information on feeding during holidays, accident prevention, hygiene and so on via television and radio programs.
I wish to all Ethiopians 2012 E.C. to be year of peace and more success in all endeavors!
Beyene Meressa Adhena (BScN, MPH)
Assistant Professor of Public Health,
Director of Institutional Transformation and Quality Assurance Directorate College of Health Sciences and Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital
Mekelle University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia
HIFA profile: Beyene Meressa is a lecturer at Mekelle University, Ethiopia. Professional interests: research in priority health problems and project design and implementation improve public health. beyene2006m AT gmail.com