Just published in European Heart Journal: Cardiology services in Ethiopia

Authors: Chairman of Etiopia-Witten association, Cardiologist Dr. Christian Leuner and Ass. Prof. Abraha Hailu Weldegerima MD, Cardiologist from Mekelle University - Ethiopia

Cardiology services in Ethiopia

European Heart Journal, Volume 39, Issue 29, 1 August 2018, Pages 2699–2700, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy373
03 August 2018

The 100 million population African country is only now emerging to tackle the problem of cardiovascular disease

Ethiopia is a sub-Saharan country, three times larger than Germany, with a rapidly growing population from 20 million inhabitants in 1960 to about 100 million today. The country suffers from a severe shortage of physicians and experienced medical educators. This has been greatly aggravated by a 17-year fierce civil war and a constant severe brain-drain to western countries.


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