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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 8:30am

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today handed over approximately $800,000 (nearly 18.4 million Ethiopian Birr) worth of dairy processing equipment to 24 grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Through these grants, thousands of smallholder farmers will have access to reliable buyers, and tens of thousands of consumers will gain access to formally processed dairy and meat products.

The equipment delivered today included dairy packing machines, milk pumps, milk cooling tanks, milk pasteurizers and boilers, meat and milk transportation trucks, milk testing equipment, animal weighing scales and a mobile butcher shop. The equipment represents part of $1.9 million in USAID grants to the 24 grantees, which the grantees’ matched with their own investments of $4.2 million.

USAID Representative Sophia Brewer and the mayor of Hawassa uncover a plaque for the new Finchawa Health Center.
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:00am

In a ceremony today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over the newly-constructed health center to the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional (SNNPR) Health Bureau. The facility will serve more than 25,000 people in Finchawa and surrounding areas.

Angatu Ayansa, an employee of the Bako Farm Service Center, helps a customer in selecting merchandise.
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:00am

The Bako Farm Service Center, established via a public-private partnership to expand Ethiopian smallholders’ access to supplies, marked its grand opening today. It is the first of 20 centers to open through the Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project, implemented by the ATA in collaboration with the ministry and regional bureaus of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with financial support from the USAID and technical support from Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture.

A bag of DuPont Pioneer maize seed ready for planting.
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:15pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and DuPont announced that the Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP), a public-private partnership between USAID, DuPont and the Government of Ethiopia, exceeded its goal by 150 percent to boost maize productivity among smallholder farmers and increase food production for Ethiopian communities.

Installation of the first wind turbine.
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:30am

On Friday, March 31, Ethio Resource Group PLC, a grantee of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), officially commissioned Ethiopia’s first privately-owned wind-powered mini-grid at a ceremony attended by officials from the federal and woreda (district) governments as well as other key stakeholders.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:30pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the successful completion of the U.S.-funded Urban HIV Nutrition and Food Security Project. Over the past five years, the project improved the nutritional, economic, and food security status of people living with HIV. The project increased school enrollment of food-insecure orphan and vulnerable children from 80 to 97 percent, and boosted the participation of pregnant and lactating women living with HIV in services aimed at eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Through capacity building efforts of USAID, the pharmacy practice in Ethiopia is shifting from being commodity-centred to patient-centred. This has empowered pharmacists to be active members of the healthcare team and contribute to better health outcomes.
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Management Sciences for Health, and the Ministry of Health marked the successful completion of USAID’s System for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Activity. The activity strengthened pharmaceutical management, supported the development of treatment guidelines and health facility standards, and reduced waste and corruption in the pharmaceutical sector. The result was improved access to quality pharmaceutical services that ensure the safe, appropriate and cost-effective use of medicines to achieve better health outcomes for Ethiopians.

Amhara Region’s Debre Birhan Sheep Multiplication and Breed Improvement Center has imported 126 Awassi sheep from Israel and is crossing them with almost 1,000 local sheep to improve the local Menze breed.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) launched today in Addis Ababa, encouraging governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. ASL2050 is a cross-sectoral initiative analysing the impact of a growing livestock sector on public health, the environment, and livelihoods.

A health extension worker provides counseling on family planning contraceptives in a house in Gedeb Hsasa, Oromia Region.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and its partners Pathfinder and John Snow, Inc., marked the successful completion of the Integrated Family Health Program, its flagship maternal, newborn and child health support and family planning program. The program enhanced the capacity and built the skills of public sector health care providers and civil society organizations in 300 woredas (districts) of Amhara, Benshangul-Gumuz, Oromia, Somali, Tigray, and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples regions.

"Mulu Alemnesh and Friends Fast Food General Partnership" a cooperative composed of nine members (five with hearing impairment a
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:30pm

Over the past three years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) to help hundreds of people with disabilities to prepare for and enter the workforce. The Inclusive Skills Training and Employment Program for and by persons with disabilities was designed to bolster Ethiopia’s efforts to support disability inclusive development.

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Press Releases from the USAID Ethiopia mission

Last updated: June 05, 2018

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