New USAID Project to Increase the Availability of Essential Health System Personnel in Ethiopia

Jhpiego, Ministry of Health, and USAID officials at the launch of the HRH program
(From left to right) Jhpiego Country Director Hannah Gibson, Minister of Health Tedros Adhanom, USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller, and USAID Ethiopia Health Office Chief Elise Jensen at the launch of the Human Resources for Health Program.
Nena Terrell/USAID Ethiopia

For Immediate Release

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia - On October 13, 2012, USAID launched its new five-year Strengthening Human Resources for Health (HRH) project in Bahir Dar, capital of Amhara Region. Minister of Health Tedros Adhanom, State MInister of Health Kebede Worku, USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller, and HRH Project Director Dr. Damtew Dagoye engaged the audience of health and education officials from around the country.

The project's primary goal is to increase the availability of capable health professionals at all levels of health care in the country to reduce infectious diseases such as Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS and maternal, newborn and child sickness and death. The project plans to train more than 5,500 midwives, 2,000 anesthetists, and 8,000 health extension workers while upgrading current health workers through in service training.


See also:

Remarks by USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller

President's Program for Emergency AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

President's Malaria Initiative (PMI)

Related Resources

USAID Ethiopia: Global Health Initiative

USAID Ethiopia: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

USAID Ethiopia: Health Systems

USAID Ethiopia: President’s Malaria Initiative

USAID Ethiopia: Maternal and Child Health

USAID Ethiopia: Tuberculosis

Last updated: October 17, 2014

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