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Senator Coons checks out the teff (world's smallest grain) used at Mama Fresh to make injera.
August 27, 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Earlier this week, an eight member congressional delegation visited Ethiopia. The delegation consisted of senators Chris Coons, Jeff Merkley and Al Franken and representatives David Cicilline, Joseph P. Kennedy, Betty McCollum, Terri A. Sewell and Kay Granger. While in Ethiopia the members visited U.S. development assistance project sites, held a roundtable discussion with Ethiopian civil society members, and met with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the African Union chairperson.

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.

U.S. Ambassador Haslach delivers words of inspiration to female students and Addis Ababa University staff members.
March 5, 2015

In-de-men a-de-ra-chu and good morning! It is a real pleasure to join you all this morning at this event to commemorate International Women’s Day. Thank you to my colleagues from USAID and Addis Ababa University for inviting me to participate and to speak about the important issue of women in development.

USAID representative Gary Robbins presents awards to the new graduates.
February 28, 2015

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a graduation ceremony today for 107 women trained on women entrepreneurship and leadership in livestock businesses from the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regions. Focusing on technical, business and leadership skills, the training will assist the graduates to become successful business operators as well as mentors to other women in their communities. USAID supported the five-month training under its Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development activity.

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Vrooman talks with a patient undergoing treatment for TB at the ALERT Center in Addis Ababa.
February 18, 2015

Representatives from the governments of Ethiopia and the United States joined with officials from ALERT and St. Peter’s hospitals today to inaugurate renovated tuberculosis (TB) laboratories and an outpatient department. The U.S. Government, through USAID, funded the renovation that included basic culture laboratory equipment, installation of a negative pressure system and furniture under its TB CARE I activity.

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Last updated: August 28, 2015

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