GENEVA - The World Health Organization is warning that conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray province and the consequent disruption of health services could lead to the spread of deadly diseases there. Ethiopia’s November military assault on Tigray has caused a major break in the humanitarian pipeline there. WHO health emergency officer Teresa Zakaria warns the disruption of essential health services has severe consequences for the population, particularly children. Up to November, more than 6,700 COVID-19 cases and 47 deaths had been reported. This, she warns could lead to a surge in preventable illness and death if health services are not resumed immediately.
Source: Ethiopian News January 23, 2021 22:07 UTC