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 community-based health insurance programs. The program allows participants to receive a special ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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. 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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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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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the Alumni Global Health Workshop

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Alumni Global Health Workshop Capital Hotel, Ethiopia February 7, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Good evening, and welcome to Ethiopia! Thank you for making time in your very busy lives to participate in our first “Alumni Global Health Workshop,” here in Addis Ababa. And please accept my ...
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U.S. Alumni Global Health Workshop Kicks off in Addis

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially opened a three-day regional U.S. Alumni Global Health workshop on February 6, 2018 at the Capital Hotel. The workshop brings together twenty two alumni of U.S.-government sponsored exchange programs from Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, and Tanzania, with the aim of sharing best practices for communicating public health information.  The workshop ...
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Reaffirming U.S. Leadership and Commitment to Partnership in the Fight Against HIV AIDS

Open letter by U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ambassador Michael Raynor Each year, we mark World AIDS Day on December 1 as a time to remember those who have lost their lives to this disease, and also to reaffirm our commitment to caring for those living with HIV, to working to prevent its spread, and ultimately ...
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CDC Collaborates with partners to Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Ethiopia

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is partnering with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute’s (EPHI) Bacterial, Parasitic and Zoonotic Disease Research Directorate, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and Ohio State University’s Global One Health Initiative (OSU-GOHi), in developing Ethiopia’s first antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance program, which will ultimately include up to 16 hospital ...
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USAID Built Health Center to Serve 25,000 People

Gulem Dejen, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, November 6, 2017 – In a ceremony today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over a newly constructed health center to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau. This newly constructed facility will serve over 25,000 people of Gulem Dejen and the surrounding areas. The United States has ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at TRANSFORM Launch

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at TRANSFORM Launch  Sheraton Addis, Addis Ababa October 16, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Professor Yifru Berhan Deputy Country Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency, Ms. Ji-eun Seong Distinguished Heads and Deputies of the Regional Health Bureaus Distinguished representatives from the Federal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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