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Bishoftu Hospital Officials are joined by representatives of the Oromia Health Bureau, Bishoftu town, and USAID to cut the ribbo
September 28, 2014

Bishoftu, Oromia -- The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) TB CARE 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 Oromia Region delivering referral services, consultation, mentorship and supervision to all healthcare providers in the region with MDR-TB patients. Additionally, the facility will deliver practical MDR-TB training for health professionals and facilitate research on MDR-TB in the region. Oromia Regional Health Bureau officials, the Bishoftu mayor, and hospital officials joined USAID representatives at the ribbon-cutting handover ceremony.

The U.S. Government, with funding from USAID and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), provided above $250,000 USD or over five million Ethiopian Birr for the renovation and refurbishment of the MDR-TB center.

Assistant Administrator Earl Gast and Africa Union Commission Deputy Chairperson Mwencha sign implementation letter
February 1, 2013

On January 29, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Africa Earl Gast and African Union Commission (AUC) Deputy Chairperson Erastus Mwencha signed a letter clarifying joint implementation and future collaboration on the development of geothermal energy in East Africa. The letter details the plan for geothermal development, capitalizing on opportunities offered by the AUC’s exploration program in East Africa’s geothermal potential.

Farmers’ cooperative unions’ members from around the country gather in Addis Ababa.
January 31, 2013

I am pleased to represent the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American people today at the 2nd Annual Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) - Cooperatives Forum, supported by USAID’s Agribusiness Market Development (AMDe) activity.

USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller and Ethiopia Commodity Exchange CEO Ateneh Assefa at the signing of a memorandum of underst
January 31, 2013

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ethiopia Commodities Exchange (ECX) to collaborate on increasing the quality, traceability and marketing of coffee.

USAID Ethiopia Mission Director addresses leaders from across Africa.
January 18, 2013

Over three intense days we have seen how countries who have committed to reducing  child mortality face great challenges and achieve progress by using proven cost–effective and high impact interventions, building health care delivery systems, working directly with and on the community level, investing in the education of girls and women, and by forging political will and determination. These improvements in maternal, infant, and child health are critical for overall development of nations.

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health Wade Warren addresses African leaders at the child survival conference.
January 16, 2013

From January 16-18, 2013, ahead of the African Union summit, the Government of Ethiopia convened a meeting of African Ministers of Health and global experts aimed at accelerating reductions in preventable child deaths through sharper national plans and improved monitoring and evaluation.

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Last updated: September 29, 2014

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