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Dr. Henok Wendirad (DVM) 

On Friday, 11 March 2011 the Japanese coastal city of Tohoku was hit by an earthquake of a 9.0 magnitude with the epicenter approximately 70kms east of the Osheka peninsula of Tohoku.

It was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world since modern record keeping began in 1900.

A global health conference in Addis Ababa attempts to address the issue of health equity. The host too has its own challenges to overcome

Dr.Yohannes Damtew

There is no lack of international conferences aimed at addressing pressing matters related to global health problems. October 21st 2011 marks a historic milestone for a healthy world (hopefully). Invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 1000 participants from 125 countries came together in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and adopted the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health, a declaration aimed at achieving equitable distribution of health provisions to their citizens.

Ashenafi Zedebub

The question “can you listen?” might be considered as a rather “foolish question.” It should, however, be clearly understood that this particular question is not at all meant for the hearing impaired. Prominent psychologists of our time have now and again made the emphasis on this “special subject matter.”

One researcher has even gone so far as to make his own judgment. Said he: “If you answer this question  – can you listen? – with a clear ‘YES’, I congratulate you because you belong to the best minority of our society.”

The ability to listen, as several investigators pointed out, is an art of a very high degree irrespective of profession, occupation, education, social status or whatsoever. But, much to our regret, only a few people seem to have that ability. Here we can state an example of a so-called “party – dialogue” by and between two gentlemen with somewhat serious appearances: