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(L-R) ASTCO Deputy General Manager Ali Salem Awad, State Minister of Industry Dr. Mabratu Melese, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission P
March 17, 2015

Through a public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe, the ASTCO Food Complex today launched its new flour product, bringing Ethiopia one of the first locally fortified wheat flours. Based in Addis Ababa and founded in 2004, ASTCO is committed to expand its production of fortified wheat flour.

Simret Lulekal, the owner of SYE Agroindustry, discusses her company’s products with U.S. Ambassador Haslach. SYE works with 600
March 16, 2015

Addis Ababa -- The Ethiopia Sustainable Agribusiness Incubator (ESAI), a project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a graduation ceremony today for 14 entrepreneurs who successfully introduced an innovative idea to the sesame, dairy and honey sectors, established a company and have started generating revenue.

Central Statistical Agency Director General Biratu Yigezu (left) and USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller sign an agree
March 12, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ethiopia Central Statistical Agency (CSA) today signed an agreement to begin planning for the 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey. The survey, partially funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, will provide current and reliable data on fertility and family planning behavior, child mortality, children’s nutritional status, use of maternal and child health services, family planning, knowledge and prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.

USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller and Mena Mekuria, the deputy head of the SNNP Regional Health Bureau cut the ribbon to offi
March 9, 2015

In a ceremony today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over the first of five new health centers to the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Regional Health Bureau. Located in the Sidama Zone (Jaradado), Gurage Zone (Wacho), Hadiya Zone (Mehal Jarso and Sidiya), and Silte Zone (Udasa), these facilities will serve more than 125,000 patients, including people at risk for, living with, or affected by HIV.

U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach (third form left) and five prominent Ethiopian women share their experiences
March 5, 2015

Today, the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with Addis Ababa University (AAU), celebrated International Women’s Day (annually held on March 8) under this year’s theme “Make it Happen!” International Women’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago and is a day to commemorate the achievements of women and girls throughout the world.

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