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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:15pm

UNICEF has today handed over 380 oxygen concentrators to the Federal Ministry of Health to support its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia. The oxygen concentrators and their accessories were procured with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO). Some 100 of the concentrators will be allocated to the recently inaugurated field hospital in Addis Ababa under St. Peter’s Hospital.

 “I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to the US and the UK governments for their continued commitment to supporting Ethiopia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse. “We are delighted that these concentrators have come at a time when Ethiopia needs them most. With the increasing number of COVID patients in the country, these concentrators as well as previously donated ventilators will help save lives of many that would have otherwise been lost due to COVID-19.”

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.

Nurse Shifraw Amene examines a pregnant woman at the Semen Health Center.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner Jhpiego marked the successful completion of the Strengthening Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care Project of the global Maternal and Child Survival Program. With the aim of contributing to the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation the program supported 44 health centers with maternal and newborn health interventions and 24 health facilities in strengthening postpartum family planning services in Oromia, Amhara, the SNNP and Tigray regions. Results of the program include that 19,250 pregnant women received care prior to giving birth; 23,000 mothers successfully delivered at health facilities; 279 newborns who couldn’t breathe when born were saved through successful resuscitation; and 14,000 women received family planning counseling after giving birth.

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Press Releases from the USAID Ethiopia mission

Last updated: December 02, 2020

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