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Monday, July 1, 2019 - 7:00am

The United States marked the completion of its five-year Challenge TB project that contributed to improvements in Ethiopia’s ability to detect, diagnose, and treat tuberculosis (TB) more effectively and save lives across all nine regions of the country. Under this program, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invested $42 million to improve the quality of TB care and prevention services, enabling patients to receive better access to treatment and medication to fight the infection. As a result, TB deaths have dropped significantly as treatment success rates for TB patients rose to over 90 percent, with 75 percent of those suffering from deadly multi-drug-resistant TB now able to beat the disease after completing their medication regimens.

Image of USAID Local Capacity Development project event ceremony in Ethiopia
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:15am

The United States marked the completion of its five-year Local Capacity Development project that invested in helping over 100 local organizations improve their performance and enhance the Ethiopian civil society sector. Through this project, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided training to strengthen financial and project management capacity to help Ethiopian institutions improve the quality of services they provide to their communities, and contribute to the country’s democratic reforms.

Image of Ethiopia Minister of Agriculture and USAID Deputy Administrator Glick signing Feed the Future partnership
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:15pm

Today, the United States and the Government of Ethiopia jointly signed a declaration of partnership for the U.S. government’s new five-year Feed the Future strategy to invest in food security, build resilience, and accelerate economic growth opportunities in Ethiopia. Minister of Agriculture Oumer Hussein and Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bonnie Glick signed the agreement, which renews U.S. government agriculture, nutrition, and food security-related commitments through 2024, in support of the Prime Minister’s New Horizon of Hope agenda.

Image of USAID Rule of Law project launch in Ethiopia
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:15am

Today, the United States announced the launch of its new two-year, $4 million Feteh project to support the strengthening of independent rule of law institutions in Ethiopia. Feteh (meaning “justice” in Amharic) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and will provide technical support to the Attorney General’s Office and the Supreme Court’s efforts to expand their independent decision-making and oversight capacity.

Image of Ethiopian medical students training
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:30am

The United States marked the completion of its seven-year Strengthening Human Resources for Health project that improved  skills training for nearly 50,000 health workers to enhance the quality of care and services in Ethiopia. Under this program, the U.S.

Image of USAID Ethiopia launch of electronic regulation information system.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:45am

The Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ethiopia and the AIDSFree project held an event to officially launch a revamped Ethiopian Food and Drug Administration (EFDA) and to showcase how cutting edge technology introduced through USAID assistance is being used by EFDA to expand access to quality health services and products for all Ethiopians.

Image of USAID Hands Over New Medical Equipment
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:45am

The United States handed over more than USD $4 million (approximately 115 million ETB) worth of new medical equipment and medicines to the Ministry of Health for use in hospitals and health centers in the regional states of Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, and Somali.

Image of Ethiopia mother and child with community health insurance card.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:00am

Today the United States launched a new, five-year USD $40 million Health Financing Improvement Program to invest in expanding Ethiopia’s capacity to provide quality affordable healthcare to citizens across the country. Under the new program, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will work with the Ministry of Health to strengthen policy and financing reforms that enable public and private entities to better provide primary health services while reducing out-of-pocket expenses for Ethiopians.

Image of US Ambassador Raynor and Minister of Education in Ethiopia
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Education launched the new READ II project to improve the reading and writing skills of 15 million children in grades 1-8.

Image of ribbon-cutting ceremony at Ethiopian health center.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 6:00am

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.

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Press Releases from the USAID Ethiopia mission

Last updated: August 19, 2019

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