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Image of USAID Hands Over New Medical Equipment
February 15, 2019

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.
February 14, 2019

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
November 8, 2018

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.
November 1, 2018

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.

October 31, 2018

Amnur Hassen is a father of six from the Oromia region of Ethiopia who suffers from chronic illness. He supports his family by growing potatoes and raising cattle to sell at a nearby market, but his profits were often cancelled out by the frequently incurred costs of his medical treatments, leaving Amnur struggling to provide for his family.

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Last updated: December 02, 2020

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