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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Vrooman talks with a patient undergoing treatment for TB at the ALERT Center in Addis Ababa.
February 18, 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 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 basic culture laboratory equipment, installation of a negative pressure system and furniture under its TB CARE I activity.

The renovated laboratories will strengthen and expand Ethiopia’s TB diagnostic services, directly supporting multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) services. Similarly, the outpatient department at ALERT Hospital, strategically situated adjacent to the MDR-TB ward and TB culture laboratory, will improve the MDR-TB outpatient service, creating better access for follow up services during the two-year treatment period. The renovated facilities will increase the capacity of the country to successfully manage drug-resistant TB, which is becoming a major public health threat.

November 14, 2013

The U.S. Government joined with the Ethiopian Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices Processors and Exporters Association (EPOSPEA) and other industry leaders and stakeholders as a major sponsor for the third international conference on pulses, oilseeds and spices, one of the largest segments of the agricultural sector.

November 13, 2013

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a partnership agreement on November 13 to improve urban emergency preparedness and response in Addis Ababa.

November 4, 2013

More than 300 Ethiopian and international participants including Ethiopian President Dr. Mulatu Teshome, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach, and Secretary General of the Inter-Africa Coffee Organization Fred Kawuma attended today’s opening of the second international coffee conference, “Building a Sustainable Coffee Future.”

Announcing the Corbetti Geothermal Project.
October 3, 2013

-The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa is pleased to share the announcement of a major transaction under President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative. Gary Linden, USAID Ethiopia Acting Mission Director, noted the significance of the new project:

September 20, 2013

On September 20, 2013, USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller and Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Resident Representative to Ethiopia Byunghwa Lee signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation on maternal, newborn and child health, an area of collaboration between the two aid agencies across sub-Saharan Africa.

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Last updated: February 19, 2015

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