United States and Ethiopia Agree to Advance Human Rights, Democracy, and Governance in 8th Bilateral Dialogue

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 20, 2018: The United States and Ethiopia held their 8th Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights, Democracy, and Governance at the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 19, 2018 to discuss ways that the countries can partner to advance the democratic reform process in Ethiopia. During the discussion, both sides highlighted ...
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USAID Health Financing Reform Project Makes Health Coverage More Accessible for Millions

USAID Health Financing Reform Project Makes Health Coverage More Accessible for Millions  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 19, 2018 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the end of its five-year Health Sector Financing Reform/Health Finance and Governance Project, which has helped more than 16 million people cover their medical costs through ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Raynor at 8th Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights, Democracy, and Governance

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor Human Rights and Democracy Dialogue: Ethiopia and the United States          Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia July 19, 2018 9:00 a.m.   (As prepared for delivery)  Good morning to everyone here today – whether from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of State in Washington, or the U.S. ...
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Funding Opportunity for Journalism Training: Connect Media and Government.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY, Addis Ababa  Notice of Funding Opportunity  Funding Opportunity Title:             Connecting Media and Government  Funding Opportunity Number:       PAS-NOFO-18-01  Deadline for Applications:                August 17, 2018   CFDA Number:                                19.040  Total Amount Available:                  $44,500    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa announces an open competition for non-governmental ...
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Security Alert – Debre Markos

Location: Debre Markos Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violence and civil unrest in and around the city of Debre Markos. Actions to Take: Avoid travel to Debre Markos. Monitor local media for updates. If you are already in Debre Markos, seek secure shelter. Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Notify friends and family of ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo

    STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO July 10, 2018 Eritrea and Ethiopia End War and Adopt Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship The United States welcomes the July 9 commitment to peace and security between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, effectively ending 20 years of conflict.  We commend Prime Minister ...
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Power Africa Young Women in Africa Power Leadership Training

Are you a young African woman engaged in Africa’s energy sector ready to take your career to the next level? Are you interested in increasing your leadership skills, strengthening your professional networks, gaining new career opportunities, and demonstrating a desire to take on a greater leadership role? Apply now for the Power Africa’s Young Women ...
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EPA and CDC conduct training on identification and proper disposal of hazardous biological and chemical laboratory waste

A growing accumulation of laboratory biological and chemical waste prompted the Government of Ethiopia to request for technical assistance in identifying and safely disposing of hazardous wastes.  Experts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) responded with a week-long training that offered technical knowledge and skills ...
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Keynote Speech by Ambassador Michael Raynor at Good Governance Workshop for Members of the Ethiopian Parliament

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Good Governance Workshop for Members of the Ethiopian Parliament  June 30, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   The Honorable Asmelash Woldesilasie, Chief Government Whip for the House of People’s Representatives Members of Parliament, Pastor Daniel Gebresellasie, President of Justice for All-Prison Fellowship Ethiopia, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for ...
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Security Alert from Addis Ababa

Location: Asosa Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violence and civil unrest in the city of Asosa. Actions to Take: Avoid travel to Asosa. Monitor local media for updates. If you are already in Asosa, seek secure shelter. Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Notify friends and family of your safety. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Addis ...
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U.S. Government, Partners Organize Second Annual Ethiopian Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program Conference in Addis Ababa

The U.S. Embassy helped to organize the second annual Ethiopia Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program (EFELTP) conference at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute on June 25-28, 2018 in Addis Ababa. The three-day workshop focused on “Addressing Global Health Security in Ethiopia through the Field Epidemiology Training Program” with a goal of advancing the country’s ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Field Epidemiology Training Program

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Field Epidemiology Training Program Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa June 28, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good Morning I’m extremely honored and happy to be with such an impressive group this morning. Thank you for being a part of this very important program. The Field Epidemiology ...
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Power Africa Reaffirms Commitment with Ethiopia

On June 26, 2018, Power Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Ethiopia, reaffirming commitment to increasing electricity access in Ethiopia through private sector-led projects. Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Launched in 2013, Power Africa aims to add at least ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Power Africa MOU Signing

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Power Africa MOU Signing Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa June 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good Afternoon, Thank you to the Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity, Dr. Engineer Seleshi Bekele for joining us and for the strong partnership we enjoy with your ministry on both power ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan Meets Governor Yinager Dessie, National Bank of Ethiopia

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan met with the newly-confirmed National Bank of Ethiopia Governor Yinager Dessie in Addis Ababa today.  They engaged in a discussion of a range of issues relating to monetary policy and financial regulation.  The Under Secretary expressed support for the May 21 announcement that foreign companies operating in Ethiopia will ...
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U.S. Commerce Department Undersecretary for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan Participates in Launch of Power Africa Procurement Handbook in Ethiopia

The latest handbook in the Power Africa Understanding Series, Understanding Power Project Procurement, was launched in Ethiopia today at an event co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation. The handbook was developed by Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program and the African Legal Support Facility of the ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan Meets Ethiopian Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation Dr. Abraham Tekeste

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan met with Ethiopian Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation Dr. Abraham Tekeste in Addis Ababa today, engaging in discussion on a range of economic topics. The Under Secretary raised the importance of a fair and transparent public procurement system and access to foreign exchange for U.S. companies seeking to ...
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President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Delegation Visits Ethiopian Airlines & Announces Closer U.S.-Ethiopian Business Partnersh

U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan led a large delegation of U.S. businesses and officials from across the U.S. government on a visit to Ethiopian Airlines. Under Secretary Kaplan met with Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam, to discuss potential ways for U.S. companies to partner with Ethiopian Airlines to achieve even greater growth, including ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan and U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor Host Business Climate Roundtable

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan and Ambassador Michael Raynor hosted a roundtable with high-level Ethiopian government officials and a large delegation of U.S. companies in Addis Ababa today. The Ethiopian Minister of Trade, along with State Ministers for the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Public Enterprises, the Ministry of Industry, and the Commissioner ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan Meets Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan met with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu in Addis Ababa today, discussing a full spectrum of issues related to the Ethiopian economy and the bilateral commercial relationship. The Under Secretary expressed support for Prime Minister Abiy’s economic reform agenda. He also conveyed his optimism regarding the potential for ...
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Under Secretary for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan Arrives in Ethiopia for Fact-Finding Mission

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan today launched a fact-finding mission with members of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Under Secretary Kaplan is joined by representatives from 14 PAC-DBIA member firms and officials from 11 U.S. government agencies on this first stop of ...
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Security Alert Explosion in Meskel Square

Location: Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Event: The Embassy is closely following reports of a confirmed explosion at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa. U.S. Embassy personnel are advised to avoid this area.   Actions to Take: Monitor local media for breaking events. Avoid large crowds and demonstrations Be aware of your surroundings. Keep a low profile. ...
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Security Alert Demonstration in Meskel Square

Location: Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Event: A demonstration to show solidarity with Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa.  The rally is expected to be peaceful, but demonstrations or rallies that begin peacefully can sometimes change tenor. This event is expected ...
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U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates first Regional Public Health Institute, Launches Emergency Operation Center in Amhara Region

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor joined the Amhara Regional Health Bureau to formally inaugurate Ethiopia’s first regional public health institute, as well as the first regional Emergency Operation Center (EOC) on June 22, 2018. The project is the result of a joint effort of the Amhara Regional Health Bureau and Amhara Public Health Institute (APHI) supported ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Inauguration of Amhara Public Health Institiute

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Inauguration of Amhara Public Health Institute Bahir Dar June 22, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Your Excellency Gedu Andargachew, President of the Amhara Regional State; Mrs. Saharla Abdulahi, State Minister of Health; Dr. Abebaw Gebeyehu, Head of the Amhara Regional Health Bureau; Dr. Ebba Abate, Director General of the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Discussion on Responsible Business Practices

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Discussion on Responsible Business Practices Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa June 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good afternoon everyone, and thank you for being a part of this very important discussion. There has been a lot of talk of change in Ethiopia recently. And I have to ...
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U.S. Companies Promote Responsible Business Practices in Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially opened a half-day panel discussion titled “Responsible Business: American Companies in Ethiopia,” on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa. The panel discussion focused on the role of American companies in promoting responsible business practices in Ethiopia, and what needs to be done to attract such ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Progress Toward Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

The United States is encouraged by the progress that Ethiopia and Eritrea have made to resolve longstanding disputes and normalize relations.  Over the past 20 years, the frozen conflict between these states has hindered stability and economic growth in the vital Red Sea region.  A durable peace will yield greater prosperity and security not only ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the World Refugee Day Event

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the World Refugee Day Event American Center, Addis Ababa June 19, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Clementine Nkweta-Salami: UNHCR Representative to Ethiopia; Ato Eyob Awoké: ARRA Head of Programs; Distinguished colleagues and friends. Good evening, and thank you for coming together to mark World Refugee Day in Ethiopia, ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Set for Fact-finding Mission to Ethiopia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) on a fact-finding mission to Ghana later this month. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan will head the delegation on stops in Ethiopia, Kenya and ...
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CDC conducts training on safe transport and sampling of suspected Anthrax cases

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in coordination with Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources, the National Animal Diagnostic Health and Investigation Center, and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute conducted a three-day workshop on anthrax sample collection and transport from May 16-18 in Bishoftu, Oromia to improve sample collection and safety procedures ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines’ Inaugural Flight to Chicago

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Ethiopian Airlines Inaugural Flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago June 11, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good morning. I’m very happy to be here in Chicago after the historic and very pleasant inaugural flight between Addis Ababa and Chicago on Ethiopian Airlines. Congratulations to Ethiopian Airlines, Ato ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Ethiopian Airlines Inaugural Flight to Chicago

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Ethiopian Airlines Inaugural Flight to Chicago Ethiopian Airlines, Addis Ababa June 10, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good afternoon. Thank you for including me in this latest in an amazing series of milestones for Ethiopian Airlines. Just a few days ago, we celebrated the arrival of the 100th ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Muslim Heritage in Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador to the Ethiopia, Michael Raynor visited the Nejashi Mosque this week to learn more about the history of Muslims in Ethiopia and followed his trip by hosting an Iftar dinner for Islamic leaders, business professionals, NGO leaders, media representatives, and academics from the Addis Ababa Muslim community. At the Nejashi Mosque, the Ambassador ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Negash Mosque visit

Ambassador Mike hosted an Iftar dinner for different Muslim communities in Ethiopia including Government officials, NGOs and media. Iftar dinners are far more common in the United States, and a regular occurrence among the more than three million American Muslims and their friends who are, like Islam itself, a part of our American fabric.
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the C-130 Handover Ceremony

Ambassador Mike participated in a ceremony to deliver a C-130 transport aircraft on behalf of the United States to Ethiopia yesterday. The C-130 will further enhance Ethiopia’s capacity to play a vital role in regional peacekeeping missions, enabling Ethiopia to move humanitarian supplies where they are needed in a timely manner and protect the lives ...
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U.S. Government Delivers C-130 Aircraft to Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor participated in a ceremony to deliver a C-130 aircraft on behalf of the United States Government to Ethiopian Air Force Head, General Adem Mohammed. The C-130 will further enhance Ethiopia’s capacity to play a vital role in regional peacekeeping missions, enabling Ethiopia to move humanitarian supplies where they are needed in a ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Location: Countrywide Event: The Government of Ethiopia has lifted the State of Emergency that was imposed on February 16, 2018.  Visitors should remain vigilant when traveling in Ethiopia due to the potential for unexpected incidents of civil unrest and communications disruptions. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor Honoring the Legacy of Colonel John C. Robinson

Ambassador Mike attended wreath laying ceremony to honor the legacy of Colonel John C. Robinson. Col Robinson is best known for his contributions to the Ethiopian Air Force at the onset of WWII and in later helping to establish Ethiopian Airlines, but his efforts have had much wider contributions to the relationship between our countries, ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors the Legacy of Colonel John C. Robinson

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa held a wreath-laying ceremony to honor Colonel John C. Robinson in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Ethiopian aviation and strengthening relations between the United States and Ethiopia. Following a ceremony at Gulele Cemetery, led by His Eminence Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphael Metropolitan Archbishop of Addis Ababa, Ambassador Raynor delivered remarks ...
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FULBRIGHT AFRICAN RESEARCH SCHOLAR PROGRAM

The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce the Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) for the 2019/2020 academic year. The ARSP is administered for the U.S. Department of State by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of ...
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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (June 1, 2018)

Location:  All points of entry country-wide Event:  Following a reported outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in a remote northwestern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopian authorities are routinely screening all international travelers at all 34 points of entry into Ethiopia, including Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa by thermal scanning and ...
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New USAID-Built Health Center to Serve 25,000 People in Kuni, West Gojjam

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over the newly constructed Kuni Health Center to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau at a special inauguration ceremony. The new health center was constructed through USAID’s Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). As a result, ...
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U.S. Embassy Warns of Scams – There Are No Fees to Enter the Embassy or American Spaces

The U.S. Embassy has been alerted to reports of scams, where unsuspecting residents are offered access to the Embassy compound for visa interviews, or to visit American Spaces.  The Embassy wishes to reiterate that no such fees are required. The Embassy’s American Spaces Program offers free public access to facilities that include state of the ...
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Call for Applications for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a United States government-funded Fulbright program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.
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U.S. Embassy Conducts Workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa conducted a three-day workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence (GBV) from May 14-16 to foster cooperation and coordination among Ethiopian and international stakeholders. The workshop included instruction on identifying GBV offenders, best practices in conducting forensic interviews of offenders, training for medical professionals in conducting evaluations of GBV survivors to ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at a reception in honor of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows from Ethiopia

Congratulations to all the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders finalists and alternates!  You’ve been selected for one of the most exciting, inspiring and life-changing exchange programs from the Department of State.
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the U.S. National Day Celebration

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the U.S. National Day Celebration U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa May 10, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)                      Ambassador Birtukan, ladies and gentlemen, good evening and thank you very much for joining us As Ambassador Mary Beth mentioned, this year ...
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New USAID Project to Continue Fight against HIV in Ethiopia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently concluded its Mulu Most At Risk Populations Project to combat HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and is announcing the launch of a new follow-on project, HIV Services for Key and Priority Populations Activity. Over the past five years, USAID’s Mulu Most At Risk Populations Project provided community-based HIV ...
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Remarks by USAID Mission Director, Leslie Reed at the Inauguration of Lemi Health Center

Leslie Reed  USAID Mission Director at the Inauguration of Lemi Health Center Lemi, Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia May 3, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Regional Health Bureau and Woreda Representatives Distinguished guests Indemin aderachu Ask any mother how far she would go to get care for her sick child and you’ll most likely hear ...
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New USAID-Built Health Center to Serve 25,000 People in Rural Lemi

The United States handed over the newly constructed Lemi Health Center to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau at a special inauguration ceremony. The new health center was constructed through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded at a cost of $1.5 million through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at the 4th ELPA Annual Conference

The U.S. Embassy is proud to support English language teaching in Ethiopia, and we have made it a priority in our engagement with universities and others.  In the 21st century mastery of English language is not just a luxury, it is a requirement for full engagement in the global economic and global scholarship. 
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4th English Language Professionals’ Association Conference Held in Addis

The 4th English Language Professionals’ Association (ELPA) Annual Conference was held from April 28 – 29, 2018 at the Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE) training center. The two-day conference focused on the theme of “Building Reading Culture in Schools” and brought together more than 325 English language professionals from throughout Ethiopia and ten ...
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U.S. Supports Ethiopia’s Capacity to Help Prevent and Address Global Disease Outbreaks

The United States is strengthening Ethiopia’s capacity to prevent future pandemics and helping prepare Ethiopian experts provide critical support if an outbreak occurs.   The U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) recently transferred the design and plans for a National Reference Laboratory (a Biosafety level 3, BSL-3, laboratory) to the Ethiopian Public Health ...
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U.S. Embassy Inaugurates Satchmo Center Public Engagement Space

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially inaugurated the new state-of-the-art Satchmo Center at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.  The Satchmo Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offers a wide variety of programs to the Ethiopian public through a free membership program. The Satchmo Center is named after the famous African-American Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong ...
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U.S. Salutes Ethiopia’s Health Heroes in Leading Efforts to Beat Malaria

On World Malaria Day, the United States is proud to partner with all Ethiopians in your efforts to beat the disease. And we salute Ethiopia’s health heroes – doctors, nurses, community health workers, lab technicians, mosquito sprayers, pharmacists, researchers, drivers, warehouse workers, data entry specialists and many more – who work every day to safeguard ...
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2018 U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Conference “Partners for a Brighter Future in Ethiopia”

The 2018 U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Conference – “Partners for a Brighter Future in Ethiopia” – was organized by the U.S. Embassy and brought together 250 alumni from all over Ethiopia.  Discussions focused on how participants could contribute to Ethiopia in areas such as volunteerism, women’s empowerment, disability and inclusiveness, business and entrepreneurship, learning across ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor At the Conference of Alumni of State Department Exchange Programs

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Conference of Alumni of State Department  Exchange Programs UNECA, Addis Ababa April 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)                      Good morning, and thank you all so much for being here. It’s great to see so many U.S. Government ...
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Release of the 2017 Human Rights Report for Ethiopia

The 2017 Human Rights Report for Ethiopia reflects serious challenges to the Ethiopian people’s ability to exercise their basic rights last year. We believe there is reason for optimism that the 2018 Human Rights Report will tell a different story, one of progress. Notwithstanding the ongoing state of emergency, about which we have already expressed ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa April 12, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you all for being here this afternoon to support our 55 newest Peace Corps volunteers, and to celebrate with them as their service in Ethiopia officially begins. Ethiopia was among ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the opening ceremony of Pizza Hut

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Opening Ceremony of Pizza Hut U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa April 10, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) It’s a great pleasure for me to be here today, to help celebrate this latest milestone in the ever-strengthening commercial ties between the United States and Ethiopia. I’d like to extend ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the installation of cargo screening machines at Ethiopian Airlines

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the installation of cargo screening machines at Ethiopian Airlines U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa April 9, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) It’s a great pleasure for me to be here today, as we celebrate the latest in a long line of important milestones in the relationship between the United States ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Confirmation of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed

  We welcome the Ethiopian Parliament’s confirmation of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as the next Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and look forward to working with Dr. Abiy and the Ethiopian government on our shared interests. We commend the peaceful transfer of power in accordance with Ethiopia’s constitution, which then Prime Minister Hailemariam highlighted when announcing his resignation ...
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Annual Program Statement (APS)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY ADDIS ABABA PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Annual Program Statement (APS) Funding Opportunity Title:  Annual Program Statement of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia Funding Opportunity Number: PAS18PSA CFDA Number:  19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Date Opened:  03/30/2018 Federal Agency Email:  PASAddisGrants@state.gov Funding Opportunity Description Background Information:  ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the Crow and Canyon Music Performance

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Crow and Canon Music Performance U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa March 20, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you very much! I’m really happy to join Ambassador Mary Beth in welcoming you all to tonight’s modern American bluegrass concert by Crow and the Canyon. And we’re very honored ...
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American Bluegrass Music Band “Crow and the Canyon” Successfully Concludes Ethiopia Tour

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing efforts to engage Ethiopian audiences through music and create opportunities for music lovers to interact directly with American musicians, Crow and the Canyon – an American bluegrass band based in Portland, Oregon – toured Ethiopia from March 12-21, 2018. Crow and the Canyon visited Ethiopia on a four-nation ...
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Training Opportunity for Practicing Journalists

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa in partnership with the Ethiopia Media Women Association (EMWA) are pleased to announce the launch of a project entitled “Supporting Opportunities for Professional Journalism” will provide training for local journalists on how to effectively report on key development-related topics such as health, development, and humanitarian assistance. The program aspires ...
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Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ...
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Press Briefing with Ambassadors Michael Raynor and Mary Beth Leonard

Africa Regional Media Hub Press Briefing with Ambassadors Michael Raynor and Mary Beth Leonard Post-Trip Readout Via Teleconference, Addis Ababa March 9, 2018   OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the post-trip readout. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later there will be an opportunity for ...
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Press Availability With Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 8, 2018 MODERATOR: Would you join me to welcome the two foreign ministers. May we rise, please? I thank you very much. Ameseginalehu. Your Excellency Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, foreign minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Your Excellency Rex Wayne Tillerson, U.S. Secretary of ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson met with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu in Addis Ababa today, addressing a wide range of shared interests in security, economic growth, and governance. The Secretary underscored U.S. appreciation for Ethiopia’s role in improving regional security as a both caretaker of refugees and of contributor ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa today, his first stop on his first visit to Africa as U.S. Secretary of State. The Secretary emphasized long-standing U.S. commitment to and partnership with the Ethiopian people. The Secretary thanked the Prime Minister for ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework

Remarks by  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On U.S. – Africa Relations: A New Framework  George Manson University, Fairfax, Virginia March 6, 2018 MR CABRERA:  Good morning, everyone.  Thank you so much for being with us today for a very, very special presentation.  I’m honored to welcome our Secretary of State to George Mason, who, ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa

Event:  Reports of civil unrest.  Road closures in affected areas could disrupt transportation links to and from Addis Ababa and the availability of goods and services within the capital.  The U.S. Embassy continues to restrict travel for Embassy personnel to areas outside of Addis Ababa. Location:  Country-wide, to include areas immediately surrounding Addis Ababa Actions ...
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U.S.-Ethiopia Collaboration Equips 1,000 Health Facilities to Combat Malaria More Effectively

Today, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), marked the end of a nine-year program with the Ministry of Health to improve the ability of Ethiopian health centers to detect, diagnose, and treat malaria. Under PMI’s ...
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English Access Microscholarship Program Launched at Bahir Dar University

The English Access Microscholarship Program in Bahir Dar was launched at Bahir Dar University today.  “Through the Access program, Ethiopian youths will acquire English language and life skills that will create new opportunities and pave the way to a successful future,” said Counselor for Public Affairs David Kennedy.  He added, “These students are part of ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Declared State of Emergency

We strongly disagree with the Ethiopian government’s decision to impose a state of emergency that includes restrictions on fundamental rights such as assembly and expression. We recognize and share concerns expressed by the government about incidents of violence and loss of life, but firmly believe that the answer is greater freedom, not less. The challenges ...
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Alert – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (February 16, 2018)

Travel Advisory Update Exercise increased caution when traveling in Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and communications disruptions. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Somali Regional State due to potential for civil unrest, terrorism, and landmines. Reconsider travel to: The East Hararge region of Oromia state due to civil unrest. The ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (February 16, 2018)

Location:  Addis Ababa Event:  As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy is temporarily suspending all travel outside of Addis Ababa for Embassy personnel.   Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, and follow the instructions of local authorities. Employ sound security practices. Remain aware of your surroundings, including local ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (February 14, 2018)

Location:  Oromia Region Event:  The “stay at home” strike has largely ended; however, the impact of the strike continues to affects many parts of Oromia region.  Public transportation in Oromia has not fully resumed normal operations; expect delays and limited service.  There are reports of protests in the cities of Jimma and Awaday.  There are ...
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Location:  Oromia and Amhara Regions Event:  A “stay at home” strike is underway throughout the Oromia and Amhara regions and is expected to last through February 15.  There have been reports of protestors in both regions engaging public transport buses with rocks and rioting.  There are also reports of road blocks along the border between ...
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U.S.-funded Preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela Launched

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor and Minister for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, jointly launched a new project for the preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela, on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The preservation work is funded with a grant from the U.S. Embassy through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The project ...
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The U.S. State Department in partnership with the Addis Ababa University School of Law launched a new project titled Widening Access to Justice through Clinical Legal Education today and marked the event with a ceremony at Addis Ababa University. The project aims to improve access to justice through the provisioning of legal aid service to ...
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The Ambassador of the United States of America Michael A. Rayner hosted a reception for the launch of the book “Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom.” Minister of Culture and Tourism Dr. Hirut Woldemariam and His Holiness Abune Matthias attended the launch along with Ambassadors, artists, photographers, scholars and journalists. The book has 544 pages ...
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Promoting Tolerance through Video Contest- “Our Ethiopia”

The U.S. Embassy is excited to announce this year’s video competition under the theme “Our Ethiopia.”  The video challenge is part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing efforts to highlight the importance of tolerance and diversity through open and constructive communication. In a globalized world, tolerance is important for creating a society in which people feel ...
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“OurEthiopia” Video Challenge Guideline

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U.S. Statement on the Ethiopian Government’s Decision to Release Detainees

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Security Alert

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Department of State to Launch New Travel Advisory System

January 9, 2018: As part of our responsibility to support the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas, the Department of State is improving our communications with U.S. citizen travelers to provide clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. On January 10, 2018, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, which is charged within the ...
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As a result of the death of a tourist by unidentified gunmen while hiking on the Erta Ale Volcano in Afar region, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa has restricted travel to Erta Ale Volcano for Embassy personnel effective immediately. The Embassy recommends U.S. citizens reconsider travel plans to Erta Ale. All U.S. citizens are ...
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The 15th YALI Connect Camp in Ethiopia Workshop Successfully Concluded

The 15th Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Connect Camp successfully concluded in Addis Ababa. The regional workshop was held December 10-15, 2017 for Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni and their mentees to learn about facilitating innovation for social change. The seventeen participants from East and Central Africa developed their leadership and mentoring skills, facilitated collaborative projects, ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Education

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U.S. Embassy Statement Following Deaths at Chelenko and Universities

We are troubled and saddened by reports of violence that has resulted in deaths and injuries in the town of Chelenko and at several universities over the past two days. We extend our condolences to the families and friends of the victims. It is important that the Ethiopian government ensure the safety of all Ethiopian ...
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Press round table with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Youth

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The U.S. Embassy partnered with the African Mosaique Design Center to sponsor the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards, as a gesture of confidence in the participants’ very bright futures in the fashion industry. Eight promising Ethiopian fashion designers with outstanding works were selected for the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards. The awards were handed out ...
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Reaffirming U.S. Leadership and Commitment to Partnership in the Fight Against HIV AIDS

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U.S.-Sponsored “Uniting African Journalists” Initiative Kicks Off in Addis

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Launch of Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework

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U.S. Embassy Marks World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The U.S. Embassy in partnership with Save the Nation Association commemorated the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at Menelik II Hospital on November 20, 2017. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is observed in November each year and this day is dedicated to remembering the many millions killed ...
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First Ever U.S. Government Global Water Strategy to Create a More Water-Secure World

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, acting on behalf of the U.S. Government, are releasing the President’s Global Water Strategy, as required by the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014. Safe water and sanitation are fundamental to human health, economic development, peace and security.  Globally, ...
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CDC Collaborates with partners to Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Ethiopia

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the BlueMoon – Draper University Networking Breakfast

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U.S. Embassy Launches Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program

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USAID-funded TV Series to Boost Reading, Writing, and Social Skills

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USAID Built Health Center to Serve 25,000 People

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Arrival of Boeing 787-9 Aircraft for Ethiopian Airlines

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Readout of a Meeting between Ambassador Haley and African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs Minata Samate Cessouma

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Ambassador Haley: Alright, if everyone is ready please just give me thumbs up that you ready will go across ready? Are you ready? ready?  Ok very good. Well, first of all we are thrilled to be in Addis and obviously trilled to be here at the AU. I had a wonderful meeting with the AU Commissioner and ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy

The United States sees peaceful demonstrations as a legitimate means of expression and political participation.  We note with appreciation a number of recent events during which demonstrators expressed themselves peacefully, and during which security forces exercised restraint in allowing them to do so. We are saddened by reports that several recent protests ended in violence and deaths.  All ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at TRANSFORM Launch

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USAID Launches $181 Million in Activities to Help Prevent Maternal and Child Deaths

Addis Ababa, October 16, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched a suite of four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia. These “Transform” activities will support the Government of Ethiopia’s overall efforts to prevent child and maternal deaths. USAID is investing approximately $181 million (USD) in these activities ...
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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program (DV- 2019)

Addis Ababa, October 16, 2017;  Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. The new registration period for DV-2019 opens for electronic entries ...
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U.S. Senators James Inhofe and Michael Enzi visit Ethiopia

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane

The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane, approximately 250 km south of Addis Ababa.  There are reports of casualties.  The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid travel to Shashamane at this time.  As always, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Youth

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U.S. Embassy Highlights Importance of Youth in Bahir Dar through Photo Exhibition

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, October 11, 2017: The United States Embassy partnered with Bahir Dar University to bring a photo exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy.  The exhibition, which commemorates President Kennedy’s life and work, will be open to the public at the Bahir Dar American Corner located at ...
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USAID Support Improving Lives of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its implementing partner Pact with FHI360 and ChildFund marked the successful completion of the USAID-funded Yekokeb Berhan Program for Highly Vulnerable Children and launched its new USAID Caring for Vulnerable Children activity which will be implemented by FHI360.  Since 2011, this U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness in Oromia Region

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that, beginning on October 1 and concluding on or around October 8, the Oromia region will celebrate its annual Irreecha.  Millions of attendees are expected to gather on this occasion at Lake Arsede, Bishoftu (Debre Zeit), and surrounding areas. Noting that at last year’s Irreecha a tragic stampede resulted in ...
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“This program has made me a better and empowered leader”

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The 2019 U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration Begins

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Remarks by USAID Mission Director, Leslie Reed

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USAID Launches Livelihoods for Resilience Program

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners CARE Ethiopia and Catholic Relief Services, along with representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, marked the launch of a new program that will assist poor households in the rural highlands areas of Ethiopia to diversify their livelihoods and graduate from the ...
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Remarks by President Trump at Working Lunch with African Leaders

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USAID Assistance Expands Community HIV Care and Treatment Services

Addis Ababa, September 19, 2017 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the launch of the five-year, $40 million Community HIV Care and Treatment project. Through the project, USAID aims to contribute to the 90-90-90 global goals, which are 90 percent of people living with HIV diagnosed, 90 ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa on Reports of Ethnic Violence on the Oromia-Somali Border

Addis Ababa, September 19, 2017 :- We are disturbed by the troubling reports of ethnic violence and the large-scale displacement of people living along the border between the Oromia and Somali regions, particularly in Hararge, although the details of what is occurring remain unclear. We urge the Ethiopian government to conduct a transparent investigation into all allegations of ...
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Remarks by Troy Fitrell at Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony

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39 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Charge d’Affaires Troy Fitrell administered the oath of service to 39 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa today. These Volunteers will be working as English Teachers in the four administrative regions of Amhara, Tigray, Oromiya, and SNNPR. With this new group there are now 130 Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia ...
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Improving Access for Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. Embassy and the National Archives and Library Agency (NALA) today signed a $90,000 (over 2 million ETB) co-financing agreement for the construction of a public-access elevator that will make the resources of the Library and the Colonel John C. Robinson American Center user-friendly and available to all. The partnership between the U.S. Embassy ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at the Elevator Installation Grant Signing Ceremony

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Remarks: USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Press Roundtable

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USAID Administrator Mark Green met today with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Administrator Green and Prime Minister Desalegn discussed U.S. support for Ethiopia’s economic development, drought response, and food security. Administrator Green noted the Government of Ethiopia’s robust response to last year’s drought-induced food-security crisis, but expressed concern over ...
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Remarks by USAID Administrator Mark Green after Meeting with PM Hailemariam Desalegn

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Remarks by USAID Administrator Mark Green at Jijiga export slaughter house

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Administrator Green Announces Next Phase of Feed the Future on First International Trip

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the selection of 12 target countries for the next phase in America’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future:  Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda. With the selection of these 12 countries, the second phase of Feed the Future will be focusing ...
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Remarks by Troy Fitrell at the contract signing ceremony between Ethiopian Airlines (ET) and Sabre

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Promotion of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF)

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Strengthening business ties between Ethiopia and the United States

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Middle East and Africa Seward L. Jones visited Ethiopia from August 11-14, 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to explore the trade and investment opportunities, challenges, and strategies facing U.S. companies wishing to do business in Ethiopia. It was also an opportunity to engage with the new American ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Main road between the cities of Babile and Harar is clear and open

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the main road from Addis Ababa to Jijiga between the cities of Babile and Harar is clear and open. As always, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and ...
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Opening statement by USTR Amb Lighthizer at the AGOA Forum in Togo

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Main road blocked by security forces between the cities of Babile and Harar

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U.S. Announces $169 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia and Kenya

Washington D.C., August 3, 2017 – Today the United States announced more than $169 million in humanitarian assistance to support those in Ethiopia and Kenya who are experiencing the effects of prolonged severe drought. This additional funding, including nearly $137 million in Ethiopia and nearly $33 million in Kenya, brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution in ...
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USAID Support Improves Leadership and Management of the Health Workforce

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its implementing partner Management Sciences for Health marked the successful completion of the USAID-funded Leadership, Management and Governance project. The five-year project focused on capacity building of public sector health care providers and civil society organizations in Amhara, Oromia, Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities ...
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NBA Stars Bring Basketball and Life Skills to Ethiopian Youth

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), UNICEF and the Ethiopian Basketball Federation, hosted a basketball clinics and conducted outreach on leadership skills for Ethiopian youths from July 29-31, 2017 in Addis Ababa and Mekelle.  Four basketball stars participated in the clinics and also served on a panel to discuss “Sports ...
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Grant Opportunity: 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Engagement Project

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia is pleased to announce an opportunity for local non-profits and non-government organizations engaged in youth programs to administer the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) Alumni Engagement Project. The award amount is a maximum of $25,000 with an implementation period of up to one year. ...
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Alumni Small Grants Competition

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia Grants Notice: Alumni Small Grants Competition   The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia is pleased to announce an open competition for Alumni Small Grant Projects through the Public Diplomacy Grants program.  The purpose of funding projects is to provide Ethiopian ...
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U.S.-Ethiopian University Linkage Seed Grant Competition

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia Grants Notice: U.S.-Ethiopian University Linkage Seed Grant Competition   The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia is pleased to announce a competition for U.S.-Ethiopian University Linkage Seed Grant projects through the Public Diplomacy Grants program.  The purpose of funding these projects ...
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USAID Hands Over Equipment Worth Nearly 18.4 Million ETB

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 20, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today handed over approximately $800,000 (nearly 18.4 million Ethiopian Birr) worth of dairy processing equipment to 24 grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Through these grants, thousands of smallholder farmers will ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at Second International Ballet Stars Gala

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy At the Second International Ballet Stars Gala Ethiopian National Theatre June 7, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Salem and good evening, ladies and gentlemen, friends, and dancers! Last year, ballet returned to Ethiopia after an absence of 40 years.  Tonight, at the Second International Ballet ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the International Community School

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Classroom Building at the International Community School of Addis Ababa June 02, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you for the introduction and for the invitation to attend this important event.  I would first like to acknowledge ...
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Call for applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM FOR MID-CAREER PROFESSIONALS The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a United States government-funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.  Initiated in 1978, this program is part of the Fulbright exchange programs. The Humphrey Fellowship brings accomplished professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, the ...
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USAID Opens Health Center in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region

The newly constructed health center will serve more than 25,000 people Finchawa, SNNPR, Ethiopia – In a ceremony today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over the newly-constructed health center to the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional (SNNPR) Health Bureau. The facility will serve more than 25,000 people in Finchawa and ...
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U.S. Government Inaugurates New Regional Public Health Laboratory in Mekelle

The newly constructed lab provides quality assurance services for the entire region’s hospitals and health center laboratories  Mekelle, Tigray – The fourth state-of-the-art regional referral public health laboratory in Ethiopia, constructed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), was formally ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the Inauguration Ceremony of Regional Public Health Laboratory

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargè d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Inauguration Ceremony of Regional Public Health Laboratory May 25, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Ato Daniel Assefa, Mayor of Mekelle City Your Excellency Dr. Hagos Godefay, Head of Tigray Regional Health Bureau Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honored and ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the Joined Up Justice Forum

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Joined Up Justice Forum May 20, 2017 Tenestaleygn, endemn aderachu,  attam (or akkam) bultanni. Your Excellency President of the Federal Supreme Court Dagne Melaku, Your Excellency Attorney General Getachew Ambaye, Pastor Daniel, Distinguished officials and members of the Joined Up Justice Forum Ladies ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the 2017 National Day Celebration

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargè d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the National Day Celebration May 19, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good Afternoon, Indemenwalachu! Friends and Colleagues, This is my first and last national day address during my three years in Ethiopia.  I promise to be brief.   You likely have two questions that I ...
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50th Anniversary of JFK Library at Addis Ababa University Celebrated with Photo Exhibition

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – In honor of the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy Memorial Library  at Addis Ababa University (AAU), The United States Embassy partnered with AAU to host an event opening a new photo exhibition commemorating President Kennedy’s life and work.  The exhibition will be on view at the University from May 15, ...
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Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project Opens Center in Bako

Bako, Oromia Region, Ethiopia – The Bako Farm Service Center, established via a public-private partnership to expand Ethiopian smallholders’ access to supplies, marked its grand opening today. It is the first of 20 centers to open through the Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project, implemented by the ATA in collaboration with the ministry ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation Reception

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargè d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation Reception May 10, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Salaam!  Good evening ladies and gentlemen, friends. I would like to acknowledge several esteemed guests: Nicole Chulick, the Deputy Coordinator for Products in the Bureau of International Information Programs ...
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USAID-DuPont Partnership helps hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian farmers transform production and livelihoods

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia –The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and DuPont announced that the  Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP), a public-private partnership between USAID, DuPont and the Government of Ethiopia, exceeded its goal by 150 percent to boost maize productivity among smallholder farmers and increase food production for Ethiopian communities. As part of America’s Feed the Future initiative, the ...
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Ending Malaria for Good is a Sound Investment

OP-ED by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’affaires Global progress in the fight against malaria since 2000 has been truly historic and the U.S. Government has played a key role in this progress. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 6.8 million malaria deaths were averted worldwide between 2001 and 2015, primarily among children under five ...
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The United States Urges Students Interested in Study Abroad to Beware of Fraud

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 17, 2017 – This is the time of year when U.S. colleges and universities send out acceptance letters to students for the coming academic year.  While this is an exciting time for anyone seeking to study in the United States, it is also a time to be wary of scams and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Reminder

The U.S. Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to be aware of their surroundings around the upcoming Easter holiday.  Pay attention to local events happening in your area, such as holiday markets and processions, and be mindful of your personal security when you’re out and about. The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens to be particularly vigilant ...
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USAID and World Food Programme Improved the Nutritional Status of People Living With HIV/AIDS

Addis Ababa, March 29, 2017 –  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the successful completion of the U.S.-funded Urban HIV Nutrition and Food Security Project. Over the past five years, the project improved the nutritional, economic, and food security status of people living with HIV. ...
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U.S. Government Inaugurates New National Public Health Training Center

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 28, 2017: The first state-of-the-art National Public Health Training Center, constructed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), will be formally inaugurated and handed over to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) on March 28, ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the inauguration ceremony of the National Public Health Training Center at Ethiopian Public Health Institue

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the inauguration ceremony of the National Public Health Training Center at Ethiopian Public Health Institute March 28, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) I am honored and delighted to be here with you all today to inaugurate this newly constructed National Public Health training center. This ...
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U.S. Army Africa participates in Justified Accord 2017

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The U.S. Military, in partnership with AMISOM troop and police contributing countries, Allies, the African Union, and other international organizations are scheduled to conduct table top exercise Justified Accord 2017 (JA17), formerly known as Eastern accord, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 20-24. JA17 is an AFRICOM-directed and U.S. Army Africa (USARAF)-led ...
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USAID Support Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 17, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Management Sciences for Health, and the Ministry of Health marked the successful completion of USAID’s System for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Activity. The activity strengthened pharmaceutical management, supported the development of treatment guidelines and health facility standards, and reduced ...
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Governments Meet to Discuss the Sustainable Future of Livestock in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 23, 2017; Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) launched today in Addis Ababa, encouraging governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. ASL2050 is a cross-sectoral initiative analysing the impact of a growing livestock sector on public health, the environment, and livelihoods. Government ministers and representatives from Burkina Faso, ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Visa Issuance on Ethiopia

We would like to clarify the most recent developments regarding U.S. visa issuance in Ethiopia.   Rumors that limitations have been placed on the issuance of visas in Ethiopia are false and we continue to process visa applications as usual.  Applicants whose visa expired less than 12 months ago are eligible to reapply through the interview ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia

  Remarks by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa at the High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa January 29, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) A year ago we gathered here to draw attention to the 2016 humanitarian appeal.  As Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen said, we  ...
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USAID Support Saved Lives and Improved Family Health

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 17, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and its partners Pathfinder and John Snow, Inc., marked the successful completion of the Integrated Family Health Program, its flagship maternal, newborn and child health support and family planning program. The program enhanced the capacity and built the skills of public ...
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USAID Support to ISTEP Program Gets People with Disabilities into the Workplace

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 5, 2017 – Over the past three years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) Association to help hundreds of people with disabilities to prepare for and enter the workforce. The Inclusive Training and Employment Program for and by persons with ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Explosion in Bahir Dar

The Embassy continues to remind U.S. citizens of the risks associated with traveling to Ethiopia at this time.  The current version of the Department of State’s Travel Warning for Ethiopia can be found here:  Ethiopia Travel Warning The Embassy would remind U.S. citizens traveling to or in Ethiopia to review their personal security plans; remain aware of their ...
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U.S. Assistance Activity to Improve the Nutrition for Mothers and Children in Ethiopia

Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, and USAID’s Multi-sector Nutrition and Water Strategies Linked in Five-Year Activity Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 29, 2016 – The U.S. Agency for International Development, in collaboration with Save the Children and the Government of Ethiopia, announced a new multi-sector nutrition activity known as ...
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USAID Provides School Supplies for Students in Drought Affected Areas

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 27, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, has completed the printing and delivery of critical scholastic materials for an estimated 2.8 million boys and girls throughout Ethiopia. USAID’s efforts were aimed at protecting vulnerable children’s right to education, following one of the worst droughts ...
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English Access Microscholarship Program Launched at Hawassa University

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 24, 2016: The English Access Microscholarship Program in Hawassa was launched at Hawaasa University today.  “Education is the key to success, and through the Access program we are supporting Ethiopian youths to reach their full potential as citizens and future leaders,” said Cultural Attache Li Ping Lo.  She added, “With the ...
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USAID Expands Farm Service Center Network

20 entrepreneurs and farmers’ cooperative unions to open new farm service centers in Ethiopia’s four main regions with financial support from the Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 21, 2016 – The U.S. Agency for International Development joined the Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency, and the Ministry of Agriculture and ...
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USAID Contributes to Reduction of Maternal and Child Deaths

Addis Ababa, December 20, 2016: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner Jhpiego marked the successful completion of the Strengthening of Basic Emergency Obstetric Care Project of the global Maternal and Child Survival Program. The program established and/or strengthened basic emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 216 public health facilities in ...
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U.S. and Ethiopia Hold 7th Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Bilateral Working Group

Joint Press Release On December 15, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski, and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu joined co-chairs State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemeneand the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Ethiopia, Peter Vrooman, for the 7th Bilateral Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Working Group.  The ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the opening of the cultural heritage workshop

Remarks by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa at the opening of the cultural heritage workshop National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa December 14, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Dr. Hirut Wolde Mariam, Minister, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ato Yonas Desta, Director General, Authority for Research and Conservation of ...
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Workshop on Sustainable Cultural Heritage Preservation Opens

Addis Ababa, December 14, 2016:   The Embassy of the United States of America today opened a two-day workshop on “Sustainable Conservation and Cultural Heritage Preservation” in collaboration with the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) and the World Monuments Fund (WMF).  At the opening ceremony, workshop participants witnessed a grant signing between ...
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Joint Op-Ed to Mark Human Rights Day

Addis Ababa, December 09, 2016:- Standing up for human rights – by the Ambassadors of the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Sweden and Czech Republic and Chargé d’Affaires of Germany and the United States of America to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Our nations are up to 15,000km apart – from the top ...
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Launch of American Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia Heralds New Era in Trade Cooperation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 6, 2016:- U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Peter Vrooman and Commissioner of the Ethiopian Investment Commission Fitsum Arega joined the board of the newly established American Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia to mark the organization’s official launch. The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Ethiopia was formed to strengthen the century‐old partnership economic ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at American Chamber of Commerce Launching Event

Remarks by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa at American Chamber of Commerce Launching Event Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa December 6, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Mr. Fitsum Arega, Commissioner, Ethiopia Investment Commission American Chamber of Commerce Ethiopia Board of Directors and Steering Committee members Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, ...
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USAID Improves the Quality of Life for People Living with HIV

Addis Ababa, November 29, 2016:– The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner World Vision International today marked the successful completion of the Preventive Care Package activity. The activity provided services in more than 300 health facilities throughout Ethiopia to help mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS. More importantly, the activity improved the ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors DESTINO Dance Performance to Highlight Social Inclusion

Addis Ababa, November 23, 2016:  The U.S. Embassy is the lead sponsor of the 2016 DESTINO Dance Company Annual Performance. The performance at the Alliance Ethio-Française removes prejudices and stigma related to differently-abled people as well as highlights the power of dance for social inclusion. The show featured four contemporary dance performances and involved 30 ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the 2016 Election Day Breakfast

Remarks by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa at the Election Day Breakfast Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) I’m jealous of Ambassador Mary Beth because she has an “I voted” sticker and I did vote, and Americans can vote when they’re overseas, and our embassy’s facilitated many here.  How ...
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CDC Holds Workshop to Improve Tracking and Response to the HIV Drug Resistance

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 25, 2016: Collecting reliable data on the spread of HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) is essential to ensure that patients are switched to the most effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs as we seek to achieve the 3rd 90’s of the UNAIDS 2020 goals. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently ...
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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Peter Vrooman visited the Cure hospital

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 24, 2016:- U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Peter Vrooman visited the Cure hospital on 12 October 2016 to learn about their work to train pediatric orthopedic surgeons and provide modern medical and surgical care to physically disabled children. The U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides support ...
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USAID Assistant Administrator R. David Harden Visits Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia October 20, 2016:- Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance says providing space for civil society and democracy to flourish is a foundational point for Ethiopia’s future.  Assistant Administrator R. David Harden: OK, thank you. The Minister and I had very nice meeting together.  He was very hospitable and I had a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: State of Emergency

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa informs U.S. citizens that the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency retroactively effective October 8, 2016.  A decree implementing the State of Emergency was published on the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front website on October 16. The decree prohibits a number of activities and provides for individuals ...
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The 2018 U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration Begins

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce that the 2018 Diversity Visa (DV) Program registration opened October 4, 2016 and will close Monday, November 7, 2016. Each year the United States administers the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For the 2018 ...
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Emergency Message

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia has declared a State of Emergency due to widespread unrest. There are reports of clashes in the areas of Arsi and Wollega. The U.S. Embassy advises all U.S. citizens in Ethiopia to monitor news outlets for the latest information on the Government of Ethiopia’s plans to implement the State of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations

The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of deaths related to demonstrations near Addis Ababa.  We are aware of reports that vehicular traffic may be a target of protesters.  The Embassy refers U.S. citizens to the current  Travel Alert  for Ethiopia issued August 19, 2016. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Ethiopia to increase their level ...
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USAID Saves Lives through Better Health Supply Chain Management

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 29, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the closeout of its ten-year, $283 million Supply Chain Management System project. Through the project, USAID strengthened health supply chain management to build the capacity of the Ministry of Health to better provide life-saving HIV ...
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Loan Agreement Will Increase Access to Finance for Ethiopian Businesswomen

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 29, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency have signed a new loan portfolio guarantee agreement with Enat Bank. The agreement guarantees up to 50% of losses on $10 million in loans, allowing the bank to offer more loans to women ...
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44 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 16, 2016: 44 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa were sworn in by Chargé d’affaires Peter Vrooman today.  These Volunteers will be working as English language teachers in rural towns throughout Ethiopia. This group is the fifteenth group to swear in as Peace Corps Volunteers since 2007. ...
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U.S. Embassy and Ethiopian Basket Ball Federation host high level clinics for young Ethiopian

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 9, 2016:- The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the U.S. National Basketball Association – Africa (NBA- Africa) and the Ethiopian Basketball Federation, is hosting a basketball clinic for Ethiopian girls and boys drawn from different regions. The training starts September 8, 2016 and will conclude Saturday, September 10, 2016. The clinics will ...
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Inaugural “TeachHer” Master Class Launched in Ethiopia

The U.S. Mission to UNESCO and U.S. Embassy Ethiopia are pleased to announce that  from August 29 – September 2, Addis Ababa will be the capital of the girls’ education universe as it hosts the first ever TeachHer Master Class. TeachHer is a new public-private partnership (PPP) spearheaded by the United States, UNESCO, the Institute ...
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OP-ED on the current situation in Ethiopia

The Obama administration’s top official promoting democracy and human rights,Tom Malinowski, saysthe Ethiopian government’s tactics in response to protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions of the country are “self-defeating”.  Writing ahead of the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Nairobi for talks on East African issues, including security, Malinowski says Addis ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstrations in Addis Ababa

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of reports of anti-government protests scheduled to take place in Ethiopia, including Addis Ababa, this weekend.  Protests are likely to disrupt ground transportation, and you may experience communication systems black-outs.  Monitor local news for updates. Additionally, the Embassy continues to restrict official and personal travel by Embassy personnel to ...
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Ethiopia Travel Alert: Anti-Government Protests

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling in certain regions of Ethiopia due to anti-government protests, some of which have involved violence. Associated disruptions in telephone and internet services have hampered the U.S. Embassy’s ability to communicate with U.S. citizens in Ethiopia. This Travel Alert expires on February 18, 2017. Since November ...
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U.S. – Ethiopia Universities Seek Partnership to Ensure Food Security And Broader Engagement

The Public Affairs Section of U.S Embassy in Addis Ababa organized a workshop on Higher Education Linkages between U.S. and Ethiopian universities August 15-17, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel. The workshop was divided into two segments: a one-day workshop on August 15 for the U.S. delegation and 12 leading Ethiopian agricultural universities focused on food ...
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U.S. Government Grant Supports Water and Sanitation Facilities for Refugees

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 11, 2016– Today U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach participated in a signing ceremony to award a Julia Taft Fund grant for refugees to International Rescue Committee-Ethiopia. The U.S. government is proud to partner with government, international organizations, and NGOs like IRC to support Ethiopia as it hosts the largest population ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent Demonstrations in Amhara and Oromia Region

The U.S. Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that protests in Ethiopia have resulted in violent clashes between demonstrators and government security forces.  As such, Embassy personnel have been restricted from personal travel to areas in the Amhara and Oromia region states.  Restrictions of future travel by Embassy personnel are being reviewed on a case-by-case ...
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U.S. Health Experts work with Ethiopian Public Health Institute to Combat Rabies

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; August 5, 2016 – Experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ohio State University, and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control are in Ethiopia August 1-12 to provide training hosted by the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) to 20 animal health and human health surveillance officers from Addis ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Restricted Travel in Oromia Region

The U.S. Embassy is monitoring recent social media reports of planned protests and demonstrations in the Oromia region this coming weekend of August 6-7, 2016.  The disseminated messages call for protests at all district and zonal level capitals across Oromia.  The U.S. Embassy is restricting all personal travel by U.S. Chief of Mission employees in ...
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The U.S. Government, UNAIDS and Global Fund Support Launch of National HIV “Catch-up Campaign”

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; July 25, 2016 – The Government of Ethiopia has made tremendous progress in fighting the HIV epidemic in Ethiopia. In 2015 Ethiopia adopted what is known as the UNAIDS “90-90-90” targets. It is one in which 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of all people living ...
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U.S. – Ethiopia 8th Bilateral Economic Growth and Development Working Group Meeting Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 5, 2016:- On June 23, the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Patricia Haslach joined Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation Abdulaziz Mohammed to co-chair the 8th Bilateral Economic Working Group.  The Working Group provides an opportunity for representatives of the U.S. government and the government of Ethiopia to review the full range of bilateral economic and commercial ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Celebration of U.S. Independence Day

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia At the celebration of U.S. Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow Ambassadors, Diplomats, Friends! Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the 240th anniversary of American Independence. Together with the U.S. Charge d’Affaires to ...
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USAID Transitions National AIDS Resource Center & Hotline Counseling Services to the Government of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 30, 2016 – USAID and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs joined the Ministry of Health today to transition critical components of USAID’s Health Communication Capacity Collaborative project to the Government of Ethiopia. Led by Johns Hopkins, project activities included the National Wegen HIV/AIDS hotline, the AIDS Resource Library, popular ...
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USAID Reaffirms Partnership with Ethiopian Government to End TB

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 28, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and implementing partners KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), today celebrated the transition from theHEAL-TB activity to Challenge TB. Working closely with ...
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U.S.-funded Renovation of the Beautiful Historic Sites in Lalibela Completed

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 7, 2016:, U.S. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach and Yonas Desta, Director General, ARCCH jointly inaugurated the completion of the preservation of Biet Gabriel Rafael Churches and re-consecration of the Churches.  Representatives of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the Lalibela government administration, members of the National Scientific Committee and invited guests were in attendance. This project was a joint partnership among the United States Embassy, the World Monuments Fund, the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach at the Completion ceremony of preservation work at Biet Gabriel Raphael

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Completion ceremony of preservation work at Biet Gabriel Raphael Sunday, June 5, 2016 Lalibela, Ethiopia (As prepared for delievery) H.E. Engineer Aisha Mohammed, Minister, Ministry of Culture and Tourism Aba Woldetensay, Administrator of the Lalibela Churches Ato Melkamu Mamo, Mayor of Lalibela City Administration Respected fathers of ...
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Launch Event for Phase IV of the USAID-MASHAV-Ethiopia

Joint Cooperation Program in Smallholder Horticulture Issued Jointly by: USAID, MASHAV, and the Ethiopian MoANR Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 1, 2016, On Monday, May 30, the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) will join the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) to launch Phase ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach at the International Women in Business Luncheon

“TED TALK Style” Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the International Women in Business Luncheon Tuesday , May 17, 2016 Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa (As prepared for delievery) Distinguished guests, Ladies, Good afternoon! Thank you for coming today and taking time out of your busy schedules. It great to have a room full ...
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U.S. Embassy and Ethiopian Football Federation Host High Level Clinics for Young Ethiopian Women Soccer Players

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 13, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today nearly $128 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in fifty years. Triggered by El Niño, the drought follows successive poor rainy seasons and now exceeds many ...
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Modjo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, April 14, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Ethiopia Dennis Weller together with His Excellency Mr. Kebede Gerba the State Minister of the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy launched a new fluoride filter manufacturing facility today. Developed as a result of USAID’s grant ...
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Addis Ababa, March 30, 2015: As part of the month-long Women’s History Month celebration, U.S. Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach announced the winners of the “HerStory” short video challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, during a reception on March 29 that marked the culmination of events honoring women and addressing the challenges that women face around ...
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USAID Launches 500 Million Birr activity on World Water Day to Boost Ethiopia’s One Wash National Program

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Press Conference with Jeremy Konydnyk

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Remarks by Peter Vrooman U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission at the Technical Briefing on Building a Reliable Electric Network

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GatesAir Wins National Digital TV Transition Project in Ethiopia

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest in Oromia

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 4, 2016 – The U.S. Peace Corps in Ethiopia is hosting the third annual Action for Gender Equality (AGE) Summit from March 3-6, 2016 in Addis Ababa.  The AGE Summit is a leadership capacity building event that marks the culmination of a 3-month project of youth-centered gender and development programming by volunteers ...
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USAID Deploys Disaster Assistance Response Team to Ethiopia for Drought Response

WASHINGTON, D.C.  March 3, 2016 – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced today that the United States is dispatching a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to Ethiopia to help avert a crisis triggered by El Nino.  The drought follows successive poor rainy seasons and is one of the worst to hit ...
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USAID Supported Jijiga Export Slaughter House (JESH) will Connect Pastoralists with International Markets

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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Jijiga Export Slaughter House and Hello Cash Launch

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USAID Supports Financial Service Expansion in Somali Region

With support from the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative, HelloCash will offer mobile financial services in the Somali Region Jijiga, Ethiopia, February 25, 2016 – The U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach officially launched HelloCash on February 25, 2016 in the presence of the President of the Somali Regional State His Excellency Abdi Mohamud ...
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Dr. Frieden Visits Ethiopia and Participates in WHO Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 25, 2016 – Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), concluded his second trip to Ethiopia after participating in the World Health Organization’s Ministerial Conference onImmunization in Africa, emphasizing CDC’s partnership with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health, and ...
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Lucy’s and the Seattle Reign to Forge Partnership

Addis  Ababa, Ethiop, Feb 19,2016 – The Ethiopian Football Federation and representatives of one of America’s leading professional women’s soccer teams, the Seattle Reign, met today in Addis Ababa and took the first steps in forging a strategic partnership aimed at forging international linkages and strengthening Ethiopian women’s soccer. Visiting Seattle Reign co-owner Teresa Predmore, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest in Southern Oromia

The U.S. Embassy is monitoring recent reports of violence in the region around Shashamane in Oromia State. The U.S. Embassy is restricting travel of all U.S. Chief of Mission employees on the corridor between Shashamane and Mojo at this time. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Clashes in Aje

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USAID Activity Puts Ethiopian Agribusiness on World Map

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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the MOU Grant Signing Ceremony for the Preservation of Yemerhanna Christos Church

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Remarks by Peter Vrooman U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission at the International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit

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Better Communication will Help Save Lives in Ethiopia

USAID’s new activity will optimize the power of health communication to transform Ethiopia’s public health system Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 8, 2016 – Following the opening of the first International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health jointly inaugurated a new activity “Communication ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the inauguration of Ethiopian Aviation Academy

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Inauguration of Ethiopian Aviation Acadamy Sunday, February 7, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa  (As prepared for delivery) Ladies and gentlemen, It is with great pleasure to participate in this event today and to recognize the contributions of U.S. citizen John Charles Robinson who came to ...
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Saving Lives with Puppets

39 new episodes of Tsehai Loves Learning and 12 new books released about health literacy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 4, 2016: The U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, along with officials from the Government of Ethiopia, took part today in the official launch of new episodes of the popular children’s television and radio series Tsehai Loves Learning. ...
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USTDA Strengthens Efforts to Promote Value-Based Procurement in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), Ethiopia’s national power generation and transmission company, to provide technical assistance under the Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI). The grant will fund a senior procurement advisor to help EEP achieve value for money in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the 10th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit

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United States Announces Nearly $100 Million in Additional Food Assistance for Ethiopia

New aid helps address the ongoing humanitarian crisis and the impact of El Niño  WASHINGTON, D.C., January 31, 2016 – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced an additional $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia today, to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon. This additional contribution includes ...
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Fieldwork begins for the USAID-Funded 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey

2016 EDHS to survey 18,000 Households  Bishoftu, Ethiopia, January 18, 2016 – The USAID-funded 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) team began fieldwork in 11 regions today, kicking off the 4th demographic and health survey in the country since 2000. Fieldwork staff will survey over 18,000 Ethiopian households over the next four and half ...
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New Outpatient Center Built by the U.S. Government Opens at Gondar University Hospital

Gondar, Ethiopia, January 28, 2016 – The U.S. Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handed over a newly built comprehensive outpatient facility that improves the quality of comprehensive outpatient services and education at Gondar University.  The United States has provided USD 9.1 million through the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Well Drilling Rig Handover Ceremony

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Annual Conference Celebrates Women Agribusiness Leaders

USAID honors business plan winners from the Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 13, 2016 – The Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Agribusiness Market Development and Livestock Market Development activities, honored the winners of the 2015 Business Plan Competition at its second annual ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Save the Children Event to Recognize Ethiopian Government Drought Response

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Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Endorses Nutrition Sermon Guide Encouraging Better Nutrition for Mothers and Children

To improve nutrition practices by addressing fasting practices of pregnant/lactating women and children under two. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 12, 2016 – During the official annual meeting of the Holy Synod, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC), his Holiness Abune Matias I, formally blessed and endorsed a nutrition sermon guide which instructs ...
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United States announces $88 million in additional humanitarian aid for Ethiopia

UNITED STATES ANNOUNCES $88 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID FOR ETHIOPIA Addis Ababa – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $88 million in humanitarian assistance for Ethiopia today to address the humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon. The additional aid brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance ...
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United States and South Korea Cooperate to Help End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths in Ethiopia

United States and South Korea Cooperate to Help End Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths in Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 15, 2015 — – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support partner organizations in their efforts to end preventable ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Launching of a new World Vision Project

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Launching of a new World Vision Project Tuesday, December 8, 2015 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa  (As prepared for delivery)  Salem new! Good morning to everyone here this morning and thank you for coming to this very important event marking the completion of one successful project and ...
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USAID Addresses Employment Challenges Among Youth through Economic Strengthening Hubs

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, today inaugurated the first of up to 30 youth economic strengthening hubs to be established in Ethiopia, while also commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Established through USAID’s Building the Potential of Youth activity, the hubs will work over the next ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development 10th Year Anniversary

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Ambassador Patricia Haslach interview with VOA

U.S. Government Humanitarian Assistance to the Drought in Ethiopia Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach VOA Amharic Interview November 25, 2015 VOA:  Thank you very much Ambassador Patricia Haslach, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia. As you know, the failed spring and summer rains compounded with the arrival of El Nino, last weekend summer rains has left 8.2 million ...
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USAID Inaugurates Livestock Feed Manufacturing Facility

Ethio-Feed PLC extends innovative livestock feed solution to Tigray Region  Mokony, Southern Tigray, Ethiopia, November 19, 2015 –The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch a new livestock feed manufacturing facility developed through USAID’s grant to Ethio-Feed PLC. The investment will enable suppliers, ...
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USAID Project Highlights Successes in Building Resilience for Ethiopian Pastoralists

USAID’s Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME) project hosted an information sharing event which gathered project resilience experts, representatives of the Government of Ethiopia, members of the donor community and pastoralists themselves to discuss successes and challenges in expanding markets and making Ethiopia’s pastoralists more resilient to climate change. Ministry of Livestock and ...
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The U.S. Embassy provides Funding for School Canteen Program in Arba Minch

This week, in conjunction with Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Vrooman’s visit to Arba Minch, the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program announced the provision of a grant for the school canteen program in Arba Minch, which will be implemented by the Italian Center for Children Aid in collaboration with the community. The $9,226  award aims  ...
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U.S. Announces $97 Million in Additional Emergency Food Assistance for Ethiopia

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $97 million in additional food assistance to assist vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, including those severely affected by the impacts of the El Niño weather phenomenon. The contribution provided by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace includes more than 154,000 tons of emergency food ...
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U.S. Government Grants Foster Community Development and Self-Reliance among Disabled Populations

Today, in conjunction with the visit of Judith Heumann, the Special Advisor for International Disability Rights for the U.S. Department of States, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa pledged financial support through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program (SSHP) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to five projects initiated by different Ethiopian organizations ...
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USAID Support Enhances Borena Pastoralists’ Resilience and Livelihoods

Newly rehabilitated micro dam enables more than 15,000 pastoral households to cope with droughts better by making water available for humans and livestock throughout the year Haro Bake, Borena Zone, Ethiopia, November 3, 2015 – The community in Haro Bake today celebrated the opening of a rehabilitated micro dam that will increase its reservoir capacity ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at Reception to Launch Girls Can Code (GCC) Project

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia  at Reception to Launch Girls Can Code (GCC) Project Thursday, October 29, 2015 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery)  Selam new! Good Evening! Good evening to all of the bright and talented young women here tonight.  I would like to warmly welcome you to the ...
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U.S. Supports Trade and Investment in East Africa

In one year, U.S. Trade Africa project facilitates $80 million in exports to the U.S. under AGOA  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 21, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach joined President Mulatu Teshome at the Origin Africa presents: Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week trade expo to promote East African countries as sourcing and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at Celebrating Golden Hands – Bringing an End to Marginalization, hosted by KMG in Durame

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia At Celebrating Golden Hands – Bringing an End to Marginalization,  hosted by KMG in Durame SNNP Region, Kembatta Zone October 17, 2015 U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) Tuma Yontando. Good morning ladies and gentlemen of Kembatta zone, all of you who have come here ...
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U.S. CDC expands Partnership with Ethiopia to Strengthen Outbreak Preparedness

Addis Ababa, October 13, 2015 – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funds to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) to support the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA).  This investment will strengthen preparedness efforts to rapidly ...
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USAID expands Wheat Flour Fortification

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 8, 2015 – Key stakeholders from the wheat flour industry came together today to celebrate business growth and share learnings from three years of engagement under the African Alliance for Improved Food Processing activity, a public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development, Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe. ...
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U.S. Government Inaugurates New Outpatient Department and Delivery Facility at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital

Harar, Oct 5, 2015 – Today, a new outpatient department and delivery facility at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, built with funding from the Government of the United States and offering comprehensive integrated HIV clinical and maternity services, opened in Harar.  Holly Wong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of ...
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USAID Increases Access to Education for 1.5 Million Students in Underserved Communities

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 30, 2015 — The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), marked the culmination of its Transforming Education for Adults and Children in the Hinterlands project. The closing event recognized the many accomplishments of the project over the last ten years, including the construction of more than 850 ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Inauguration of a Cultural Heritage Perseveration project at Yemrehanna Kristos

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New Equipment Spurs Local Innovation in the Livestock Sector

Bishoftu, Ethiopia, September 21, 2015 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today held an equipment handover ceremony for eight grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia and SNNP regions. The grantees come from diversified areas of the livestock sector including artificial insemination, dairy and feed production, and ...
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HIV Prevention Program Successfully Integrated in to High School Basic Subjects

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 17, 2015 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today transferred its successful In-School Youth HIV Prevention Program to the Ministry of Education. Through the program, people in high schools, colleges and universities received peer education, life-skills training, mentorship, school/campus-wide events and social media HIV interventions to reduce new ...
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U.S. Businesses Visit Ethiopia As Part of Largest-ever U.S.-Led Trade Mission to Africa

ADDIS ABABA September 15, 2015: – The U.S. Embassy to Addis Ababa, through its Foreign Commercial Service office, welcomed ten U.S. companies to Ethiopia this week as part of the largest U.S. government-led trade mission to Africa in history. The companies went through a day of meetings with Ethiopian government leaders and area businesses, in ...
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USAID Provides Business and Leadership Training for Women in Agribusiness

The Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network expands to more than 250 agribusiness and agriculture entrepreneurs across Ethiopia  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 8, 2015 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched the second round of business and leadership training for 120 women participants from the Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network. Through the ...
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The United States and the Netherlands Work Together to Strengthen Ethiopia’s Dairy Sector

The agreement will increase the incomes of thousands of small-scale farmers engaged in Ethiopia’s dairy sector  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 3, 2015 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands signed an agreement today to work together on the development of ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Looks at Impact of American-Ethiopian Development Cooperation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 27, 2015 – Earlier this week, an eight member congressional delegation visited Ethiopia. The delegation consisted of Senators Chris Coons, Jeff Merkley and Al Franken and Representatives David Cicilline, Joseph P. Kennedy, Betty McCollum, Terri A. Sewell and Kay Granger. While in Ethiopia the Members visited U.S. development assistance project partner ...
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New Chickpea Processing Facility in Adama

New technology allows processor and exporter to reach high value markets with Ethiopian chickpea and oilseeds Adama, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, August 25, 2015 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Agro Prom International today officially inaugurated a new industrial chickpea processing and cleaning facility in the Oromia Region. Due to gaps in ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Humanitarian and Health Assistance Sites in SNNPR

Arba Minch, Ethiopia, August 13, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach travelled to the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) on August 13 and 14 to observe U.S.-funded humanitarian assistance activities. During her trip, the Ambassador witnessed the distribution of emergency food commodities to food insecure beneficiaries in Humbo woreda (district). ...
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Power Africa Announces Historic Signing of Ethiopia’s First Independent Power Purchase Agreement

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 30, 2015-  During President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia this week, Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)  and Corbetti Geothermal Plc signed Ethiopia’s first independent power purchase agreement (PPA) for up to 500 megawatts (MW) of clean geothermal power from the Corbetti geothermal source. Investors in the Corbetti geothermal project include Power Africa partner Reykjavik Geothermal, ...
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Remarks by USAID Acting Administrator Lenhardt at the Feed the Future Side Event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

Thank you, deputy chairperson Mwencha.  The United States shares the African Union’s strong commitment to agricultural development and global food security, and we are proud to stand with you as partners in this important work. That is because we know what supporting agriculture and nutrition can do for a country and its people. Growth in ...
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European Union and the U.S. Power Africa Initiative Join Forces to Assist Partner Countries to Reduce Energy Poverty & Increase Access to Electric

European Union and the U.S. Power Africa Initiative Join Forces to Assist Partner Countries to Reduce Energy Poverty and Increase Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa Secretary of Treasury Jacob J. Lew and EU International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica sign MOU to strengthen US-EU coordination Addis Ababa – Addressing the critical need to ...
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Remarks by Secretary Lew at the Plenary Session of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

ADDIS ABABA – Mr. President of the Third Conference on Financing for Development, Mr. Secretary General,  Mr. President of the General Assembly, Honorable Heads of State and Government, Honorable Ministers, ladies and gentlemen.  I am pleased to be here in Africa to discuss the future of development finance, and I thank our Ethiopian hosts for ...
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Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at the Power Africa Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony

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USAID Launches Activities to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change

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New Fortified Wheat Flour Launched by ASTCO Food Complex

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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach at a Press Conference on Ethiopian Women’s Art Contest

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U.S. Peace Corps Hosts Action for Gender Equality Summit in Addis

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USAID and Central Statistical Agency Sign Agreement for 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey

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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the International Women’s Day Event with Ethiopian Media Women Association Members

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USAID Opens Five New Health Care Centers in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region

The newly constructed health centers will serve more than 125,000 patients  Sidama, SNNPR, Ethiopia, March 10, 2015 – In a ceremony held yesterday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over the first of five new health centers to the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Regional Health Bureau. Located in the Sidama ...
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U.S. Government Celebrates International Women’s Day

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 5, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with Addis Ababa University (AAU), celebrated International Women’s Day (annually held on March 8) under this year’s theme “Make it Happen!” International Women’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago ...
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USAID Graduates More than 100 Women Trained in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

The training targeted high-potential women leaders in livestock businesses  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 28, 2015 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a graduation ceremony today for 107 women trained on women entrepreneurship and leadership in livestock businesses from the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regions. Focusing on ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Dedication of a Reading Garden in Honor of John Robinson

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U.S. Government Extends Commitment to Combat Tuberculosis in Ethiopia

New five-year activity will strengthen collaborative effort against drug-resistant TB  Addis Ababa, February 18, 2015– Representatives from the Governments of Ethiopia and the United States joined with officials from ALERT and St. Peter’s hospitals today to inaugurate renovated tuberculosis (TB) laboratories and an outpatient department. The U.S. Government, through USAID, funded the renovation that included ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches Blog

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan 29, 2015: The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to announce the launch of its new Amharic/English blog, named Kimsha. In Amharic, one of the local languages of Ethiopia, Kimsha signifies a “tidbit” or “small taste” of something.  Our blog aims to provide timely and relevant information in small bites to members ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Black History Month Across Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 29, 2015 – February is Black History Month, and the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is celebrating it across Ethiopia with cultural and educational events highlighting the contributions of African Americans, and in particular African American women, have made in the fields of music, art, politics and business.  The month’s celebration ...
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USAID Celebrates Women Leaders in Agribusiness

The Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network (WALN) celebrates the growth and innovation of women entrepreneurs in agribusiness  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 21, 2015 – As part of the ongoing strategy to empower women in agribusiness and to address gender equity, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the graduation of ...
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Senior U.S. Government Officials visit Ethiopia in advance of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 20, 2015 – From January 13 to January 16, members of the United States Government’s core post-2015 team, under the leadership of John Podesta, Counselor to the President, and Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council, visited Addis Ababa to engage with Ethiopian ...
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USAID SHOPS Trade Fair Promotes Access to Finance and Investment for Private Sector Healthcare Providers

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USAID Supports Innovative Livestock Feed Solution

USAID Supports Innovative Livestock Feed Solution Ethio-Feed PLC Launches Livestock Feed Facility that Transforms Agricultural Waste into Quality Livestock Feed East Wellega Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia, December 8, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development activity, today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open ...
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 4, 2014 – From December 2- 4, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Patricia M. Haslach along with Abdulfatah Abdullahi Hassan, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, State Minister Zerihun Kebede and Margaret Schuler, Director of World Vision, traveled to the Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Region to meet with local officials and ...
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USAID Announces Launch of Ethiopian Land Research and Development Network Housed at Bahir Dar University

Academic Network to Focus Ethiopian Research on Land Issues for National Development November 25, 2014. Bahir Dar. Acting USAID Mission Director, Gary Linden joined President of Bahir Dar University, Dr. Bayile Damte, researchers of the Institute for Land Administration, and academics from around Ethiopia to launch the Ethiopian Land Research and Development Network (ETHIOLANDNET) to ...
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Five U.S.-Ethiopian Universities Partnerships to Receive U.S. Embassy Seed Money Grants

Addis Ababa, November 21:  To mark the conclusion of International Education Week, the Embassy of the United States of America today announced the results of a small grant competition to provide seed money for innovative partnerships between U.S. and Ethiopian universities.  Five grants of $15,000 each will be awarded to new research, academic exchange and ...
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Launches New Water Systems in Somali Region of Ethiopia

Over 150,000 Users to Benefit from Access to Safe Water November 18, 2014, Somali Region, Ethiopia:- Today, the United States Agency for International Development Mission Director (USAID) Dennis Weller officiated the launch of a new water site in the Gubadley kebele (district), Somali Region, as part of the USAID WATER Project implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Announces Establishment of New Visa Class for Maritime Professionals

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, November 18, 2014 – In remarks today to government officials, faculty and students at the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI) in Bahir Dar, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach announced the establishment of a new visa class for Ethiopians – the C1/D visa.  This new crewmember transit visa will facilitate travel to and ...
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USAID Announces $350,000 Grant for Camel and Cow Milk Processing and Collection in Somali Region

3,000 Pastoral Households Expected to Benefit from Reliable Access to the Milk Market Jigjiga, Somali Region, November 18, 2014:– USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller announced a $350,000 grant to a milk processing plant, Berwako Milk Processing PLC, in Jijiga Town to improve the milk market for pastoralist communities and enhance the competitiveness of the livestock ...
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USAID Works to Strengthen Ethiopia’s Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Sector

The Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors-Exporters Association hosted industry leaders from around the world at the 4th International Conference in Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 12, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), joined with the Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors-Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) and other industry ...
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NASA Administrator, Ambassador Brigety, Ambassador Haslach discuss application of NASA Earth science for planning in Ethiopia and other African Union

Addis Ababa November 12, 2014, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, and Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety, Ambassador of the United States of America to the African Union, met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week to share information about resources available to Africa to better mitigate environmental changes due to ...
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International Coffee Conference Focuses on Innovations in Quality and Traceability for High Value Export Market

U.S. Supports the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association to host the 3rd International Coffee Conference in Addis Ababa on November 6th and 7th Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 6, 2014 –The U.S. Government joined with coffee industry stakeholders to sponsor the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Association in hosting the 3rd annual International Coffee conference.  Developing the coffee value chain is ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the 13th Annual Daniel Pearl Music Days 2014

13th Annual Daniel Pearl Music Days 2014 Dinner and Classical Music at the CMR October 30, 2014 Good evening everyone and welcome to my home for this special event in commemoration of the 13th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days.The World Music Days were created in response to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street ...
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USAID and Ministry of Education Launch a National Mother Tongue Reading Program

15 million children to benefit from new materials and training of 65,000 teachers  Hawassa, October 29, 2014. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) launched a national mother tongue reading curriculum to improve the reading skills of 15 million primary school students in Ethiopia.  Minister of ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 4.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2014 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials.  U.S. embassies and consulates are ...
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USAID Facilitates Regional Forum to Attract Investors to The Ethiopia’s Livestock Sector

Four Regional Meetings Connect 100 Ethiopian Businesses, Potential Investors, and Sales Partners  Mekelle, Tigray, October 21, 2014 – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID’s) Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development project (AGP-LMD), today held the fourth of four regional livestock investment forums in Mekelle. The forums connect foreign and local ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Economic Students at Mekelle University

REMARKS TO ECONOMIC STUDENTS MEKELLE UNIVERSITY, OCTOBER 21, 2014, 10:45 AM U.S. Engagement with Ethiopia The United States and the people of Ethiopia share a strong history as friends and partners, since we established diplomatic relations in 1903, over a hundred and ten years ago. Ethiopia is at the diplomatic center of Africa, and the ...
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2014 School Milk Day Campaign Kick-off

USAID AGP-Livestock Market Development Project Promotes Milk at Schools in Four Regions  Mekelle, Tigray, October 20, 2014 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Feed the Future Initiative for food security and nutrition, today kicked off the first of five school milk day events in four regions at the SOS ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting – October 22, 2014

Dear American Citizen(s): Ambassador Patricia Haslach invites you to a U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the U.S. Embassy’s second floor atrium and will include U.S. Mission staff.  All adult U.S. citizen members of your family are invited ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program provides support for Primary School Gender Club in Jimma

Jimma, October 16, 2014 – The Embassy of the United States of America has awarded a $2,000 grant through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program (SSH) to a project initiated by the Gender Club members of Sexo Yeado Primary School. The project focuses on over 60 vulnerable girls every year who otherwise dropout from school due ...
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USAID Coordinator for Disability and Development Visits Ethiopia

Expands Program for Participation of Persons with Disabilities to 49 Primary Schools Addis Ababa. October 10, 2014.Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, USAID’s global Coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development, and world-renowned lawyer and advocate for rights of persons with disabilities and children, visited Ethiopia this week to advance support to people with disabilities and facilitate their inclusion in ...
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USAID Equips ECX Coffee Certification Labs to Expand Specialty Markets

Certification Vital to Expanding Exports and Increasing Smallholder Farmer Incomes Hawassa, SNNPR, Ethiopia, October 7, 2014 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agribusiness Market Development (AGP-AMDe) project provided new tools and instruments to equip Ethiopian Commodity Exchange coffee certification laboratories in Hawassa, Jimma and Dilla required for Specialty Coffee Association of American ...
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New Tools to Enable Smallholder Farmers to Reduce Post Harvest Loss, Increase Productivity, Sales Income

More than 1.5 million smallholder farmers to access post-harvest instruments Addis A2014 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agribusiness Market Development (AGP-AMDe) program, a U.S. Feed the Future Initiative, handed over to Becho Woliso, Ambo & Errer Farmers’ Cooperative Unions (FCU) grain grading tools to help smallholder member farmers, notably in ...
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New Multi-Drug Resistant TB Facility Opens at Bishoftu Hospital

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) TBCARE Project, implemented by the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, handed over a newly renovated facility for treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) to Oromia Regional Health Bureau, Bishoftu Hospital today. The new MDR-TB facility is to be one of the centers of excellence for the ...
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66 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

Ambassador Patricia Haslach administered the oath of service to 66 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa today.  With this new group, there are now 231 Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia providing English language education, combating HIV/AIDS, preventing environmental degradation, and promoting food security.  The Volunteers are located in Amhara, Oromia, ...
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U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service Workshop links Ethiopian Entrepreneurs with Former Borlaug Fellows and Scientists from Penn State University

From August 11-14, the U.S. Embassy’s Foreign Agriculture Service held a four-day Borlaug Fellowship workshop linking female agribusiness entrepreneurs from the Ethiopian coffee, dairy and feed sectors with former Borlaug fellows from the local agricultural research community as well as with scientists from Penn State University. The workshop, which was funded under the Feed the ...
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U.S. -Africa Leaders Summit Remarks

August 4, 2014 Remarks Secretary of State John Kerry At a Working Session on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit August 5, 2014 Remarks by the President at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum Expanding the U.S.-Africa Economic Relationship U.S.-Africa Forum ‘Will Catalyze Billions in Business Deals’ Kerry at Business Forum Session on Shaping the Future of Africa Kerry at U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Signing Ceremony Treasury Secretary Lew at U.S.-Africa Business Forum Commerce Secretary Pritzker at U.S.-Africa Business Forum African Leaders, U.S. Officials Counter Wildlife Trafficking August 6, 2014 Statement by Chair of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit President Obama at Conclusion of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit African Summit Yields $37 Billion in U.S. Commitment Investments Announced at Symposium for African Spouses U.S., London Foundation Boost Help for African Children with HIV Obama’s Toast at U.S.-Africa Leders Summit Dinner at White House Obama’s Remarks to Opening Session of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit New Pact Aims to Expand Trade Between U.S., West Africa Michelle Obama, Laura Bush on ‘Investing in Our Future’ First Lady on Advancement for Women and Girls in Africa Educated Girls, Empowered Women Offer Hope in Africa Investments in Africa Help Lift People out of Poverty African, U.S. Leaders Announce New Partnerships to Help Farmers Remarks by Kerry, South Sudanese President Remarks by Kerry, Ethiopian Prime Minister Remarks by Kerry, African Union Commission Chair Remarks by Kerry, Eastern African Leaders Africa: Remarks With IGAD Leaders After Their Meeting Factsheets Facts on Security Initiative Between U.S., 6 African Partners Facts on U.S. Partnerships to Counter Terrorism in Africa Facts on U.S. Support for Peacekeeping in Africa U.S. Support to Africa through the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative Facts on Doing Business in Africa Campaign Facts on U.S. Efforts to Increase Access to Power in Africa White House Facts on U.S.-African Cooperation on Food Security White House on U.S. Support for Good Governance, Human Rights Facts on U.S. Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking Facts on U.S. Investment in Africa for Common Future Facts on U.S.-African Cooperation in Gender Equality Facts on U.S. Engagement on Climate Change in Africa Photos on FLICKR White House Dinner Arrival ...
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Clarification of 2000 U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Warning for Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 23, 2014 – There has been no recent FAA warning for flights in or out of Ethiopia.  The FAA flight prohibition ( SFAR 87 of May 16, 2000 ) (PDF 307 KB)  pertaining to Northern Ethiopia predates the June 18, 2000 cessation of hostilities between Ethiopia and Eritrea and has not been updated subsequently.  The FAA advisory ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach for USAID – Irish AID Signing Ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at USAID – Irish AID Signing Ceremony Sheraton Hotel, July 9, 2014 at 9:30 am It gives me the greatest honor and pleasure to be here today to pledge the U.S. Government’s commitment to work with the Government of the Republic of Ireland to support innovation in Ethiopia’s promising dairy sector. The ...
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USAID and Irish Aid Collaborate to Help Transform Milk Production in Ethiopia

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Irish Aid announced today a collaboration to provide funding to assist the development and adaption of technologies and business models required to transform the dairy sector in Ethiopia.  The Dairy Innovation Fund will be used for the design, demonstration and field-testing of technologies and business models ...
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Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Haslach at Fistula Elimination Conference

High Level Invitees: First Lady Roman Tesfaye Abneh, Honorable Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of Health; Distinguished representatives of local and international organizations; It gives me the greatest honor and pleasure to be here today to pledge the U.S. Government’s support for the Government of Ethiopia’s unprecedented commitment to End Fistula and Transform Lives by 2020. ...
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U.S. Government is Gearing up to Support the Elimination of Fistula in Ethiopia

Around 200 policymakers, decision makers and experts on fistula convened at the national conference on fistula elimination under the theme “Ending Fistula and Transforming Lives by 2020.”  The Federal Ministry of Health is leading the development of an action plan to accelerate the elimination of obstetric fistula by the year 2020 and is hosting the ...
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