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November 1, 2018

This week, the United States Government is handing over three newly constructed Health Centers to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau. The new health centers were constructed through U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). As a result, more than 75,000 people in Welela Bahir, Addis Bete Christian, Dabat and surrounding areas will have better access to essential health services, including immunizations for children, safe childbirth delivery, HIV care and treatment services, and more.

October 31, 2018

Amnur Hassen is a father of six from the Oromia region of Ethiopia who suffers from chronic illness. He supports his family by growing potatoes and raising cattle to sell at a nearby market, but his profits were often cancelled out by the frequently incurred costs of his medical treatments, leaving Amnur struggling to provide for his family.

September 14, 2018

Azmera is a second grade student who used to struggle to read.  Her lack of confidence in her reading skills made her shy and reluctant to participate in reading lessons. Things changed when Azmera and her fellow classmates received reading books in their native Wolayttattoo language, thanks to USAID’s Reading for Ethiopia's Achievement Developed (READ) Community Outreach program.

August 17, 2018

In Ethiopia, USAID’s Building the Potential of Youth (Potential) activity is helping the Ministry of Youth convert 28 of the country’s nearly 2,000 youth centers into Youth Economic Strengthening (YES) centers, model employment and entrepreneurship centers. Every day, hundreds of youth come to these centers to access for the first time in their lives transferable life skills and entrepreneurship training, group and individual coaching, career guidance, job placement services, and market data. 

October 16, 2017

I’m very honored and excited to take part in launching not one, but four USAID activities in cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia’s Health Sector Transformation Plan. These new awards will improve primary health care services in both agrarian and pastoral regions and will expand access to safe water and sanitation.

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Last updated: November 05, 2018

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