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Transforming Lives

Elfinesh Duko (front left) explains the contents of the family health card to new volunteer community health workers.

Elfinesh Duko, a health extension worker in Ethiopia, realizes she could not be as successful educating her community about health if it weren't for the volunteers that she trains, thanks to crucial volunteertraining knowledge provided by a USAID-supported health program.

Segenet envisions a future full of promise after graduating as an Ambassador's Girls' Scholarship student.

Segenet Wendawork was five years old when her mother died. Her father soon remarried and moved away with his new wife. Segenet remained with her grandmother until she was nine, when her grandmother passed away. She then went to live with her aunt, who kept her home from school to help with chores.

Chaltu Wata and Aster Roba, who are two of the more than 38,000 health extension workers in Ethiopia.

For 20-year-old Chaltu Wata and 22-year old Aster Roba, life is anything but easy. The cousins have spent the past several years in a rural area where they initially faced resistance from the local community for trying to teach them healthier ways.

Hiwot Zewdu (left) and Tewobesta Tewoflos

For five days beginning on September 17, 2012, approximately 500 scouts from two city administrations and the nine different regions of Ethiopia gathered at the Defense Engineering College in Debre Zeit for the 4th Ethiopian National Scout Jamboree.

Dr. Brook Lemma, Chief Academic Officer for Research, Addis Ababa University

Malaria is a major public health problem in Ethiopia, with 75 percent of the over 80 million inhabitants at risk for malaria epidemics.

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Last updated: September 17, 2014

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