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A patient check-up at Akaki Health Center.
March 28, 2017

Tuberculosis, or TB, continues to be a major global health concern and one of the top 10 causes of deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization reported that during 2015, 10.4 million people became ill with TB and 1.8 million died from the disease! This indicates that globally, TB has surpassed HIV/AIDS as a major cause of mortality.

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.
March 17, 2017

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.
February 23, 2017

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.

U.S. Chargé d'affaires to Ethiopia Peter Vrooman tries his hand as a barista at the 7th Africa Barista Championship & All Star Challenge booth. The booth is sponsored by USAID’s East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.
February 15, 2017

Your Excellency President Mulatu Teshome, Your presence here today is testament to how important the work of the African Fine Coffees Association is for Ethiopia, as well as for the continent as a whole.

A health extension worker provides counseling on family planning contraceptives in a house in Gedeb Hsasa, Oromia Region.
January 17, 2017

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.

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