About Ethiopia• The national language is Amharic, although over 70 languages and 200 dialects are also spoken. The other principal languages spoken are Guraginya, Tigrinya, Orominga, Arabic and English.• 3 climate zones – A cool zone in the central parts of the western and eastern sections of the central plateau. – The temperate zone comprising portions of the central plateau between 1,500 to 2,400 meters (5,000 to 8,000 feet) – A hot zone below 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) Population• 88,013,491, 14th in the world• 0-14 years: 46.1%• 15-64 years: 51.2%• 65 years and over: 2.7%• Median age 16.8 years
History of Ethiopia• Ethiopia has been owned by France, Italy and Russia all is the past 100 years.• Ethiopia asked for assistance from the Midwestern cultures to help them set up a government.• Ethiopia has a government similar to our own with a constitution similar to ours.• After the 9/11 attacks on the US Ethiopia began to train with the US soldiers and they became part of our counterterrorism unit.
Reasons• Disease spreads very rapidly throughout Ethiopia due to lack of knowledge about them.• Disease also spreads due to lack of sanitation throughout the country• If you catch a disease in Ethiopia you are likely to die because of lack of medicine.• Ethiopia is barely developed because of the dry climate for the majority of the year, they are not able to grow food.• With a large population and no food causes a large shortage and many die from starvation and dehydration.
Diseases• Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: malaria respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis animal contact disease: rabies water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2009)
Foundations• Many foundations have been set up to help with hunger and disease in Ethiopia.• Plus volunteering organizations exist where you can travel to Ethiopia to help in person• Some of the organizations are – Charity water – Save the children – CHRF – UNICEF
• As students we can have fundraisers at our school (hat day or can food drive) to send to the organization of our choice that will help the people in Ethiopia with their struggles for food and medicine.• If there is more food and medicine for the people living their they can live a longer healthier life.