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Monday, July 7, 2014

Welcome Remarks for Fistula Elimination Conference

U.S. Ambassador Haslach

 

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.

We applaud the Federal Ministry of Health for its renewed focus on obstetric fistula and for taking the bold step of developing a Plan of Action to eliminate fistula by the year 2020.

This is a very important step because untreated fistula can have a devastating impact on women’s lives due to a whole range of physical, psychological and socio-economic consequences.

Fistula can be prevented and successfully treated and survivors, who have often been ostracized, can be reintegrated into their communities.

In Ethiopia, we have world renowned skills and experience in Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, and resources to do both – allowing us to greatly improve the lives of many thousands of women.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It is my pleasure to represent the United States Government and the American people at this grant signing ceremony for the Sustaining Malaria Reduction Interventions in Ethiopia program. First, I would like to begin by congratulating Dr. Kesetebirhan, on his promotion to Minister of Health and thank him for his long-standing commitment and contribution to public health and especially to malaria control efforts in Ethiopia.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I am greatly honored to be here today to launch USAID Ethiopia’s flagship program for pastoral Ethiopia called Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion, known by its acronym PRIME. The word “prime” means to catalyze.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

For many young women in Ethiopia, opportunity is the missing link between poverty and prosperity. To address this gap, the University Preparation Camp for Ethiopian Young Women is committed to creating opportunities for young women and helping them achieve their ambitions of a university education and becoming leaders in their community. That is why the U.S. Government, through the U.S.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

I am very happy to be here today to mark the handover of more than 5.5 million English language textbooks for students in primary grades 2, 3 and 4. Since 2009, USAID had been working very closely with the Ministry of Education to provide appropriate, quality textbooks and learning materials to students and teachers.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

I am honored to be here to mark another milestone in USAID’s support to Ethiopia for land administration and land tenure.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

I am greatly honored to be here in Oromia and to launch USAID’s Livestock Market Development project in support of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Growth Program. Let me set the context for this important project and for the U.S. and Ethiopia’s partnership in agriculture and livestock market development.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

It is an honor for USAID to support the Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Conference today.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It is a great pleasure and honor for me to be here tonight on behalf of U.S. Ambassador Donald Booth and the American People. Ambassador Booth asked me to convey his sincere regrets and best wishes, in particular for Dr. Eleni Gebre-Madhin as she takes on new ventures. I am new to Ethiopia but I am well aware of the importance of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) for the business of agriculture and, ultimately, for development, and Dr.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

It’s a great pleasure and honor to be here to participate in the launch of a major new area of cooperation among the Federal and regional ministries of health, the Ministry of Education, training institutions and USAID to strengthen human resources for health.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

USAID has been very happy to partner with the American Bar Association and the Addis Ababa University Law School in the development and publication of five legal textbooks authored by Ethiopian legal experts. I am especially proud of this collaboration since this is the first set of textbooks to be revised in 40 years. This is a remarkable and commendable achievement.

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