The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support partner organizations in their efforts to end preventable child and maternal deaths in support of the objectives of the Government of Ethiopia’s new Health Sector Transformation Plan.
The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development, today inaugurated the first of up to 30 youth economic strengthening hubs to be established in Ethiopia, while also commemorating the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Established through USAID’s Building the Potential of Youth activity, the hubs will work over the next five years to address the needs of unemployed and underemployed youth by providing access to new life skills training.
The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), today held a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch a new livestock feed manufacturing facility developed through USAID’s grant to Ethio-Feed PLC. The investment will enable suppliers, processors, cooperatives, exporters, financial and other service providers to access higher nutritional content feed at lower prices. The facility will use low cost ingredients from agricultural byproducts in the region such as maize cobs, sugar cane tops and cactus pads.
USAID’s Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement through Market Expansion (PRIME) project hosted an information sharing event which gathered project resilience experts, representatives of the Government of Ethiopia, members of the donor community and pastoralists themselves to discuss successes and challenges in expanding markets and making Ethiopia’s pastoralists more resilient to climate change. Ministry of Livestock and Fishery representative Gezahegn Tadesse and USAID Ethiopia representative Gary Robbins participated in the discussions. Taking into consideration the challenges posed by the current drought, the event also served as an excellent opportunity to garner feedback, which will be applied to ensure that future program implementation best addresses the needs of pastoralist communities.
The global goal of eliminating trachoma by 2020 is a major piece in ending preventable blindness and suffering by millions throughout the world. Recently, we have seen significant progress toward the goal. From 2011 to 2013, the number of people at risk of developing Trachoma has been reduced from 314 million to 229 million. Host governments in endemic countries, donors, the World Health Organization, pharmaceutical companies, and others have shown a deep commitment to ending the neglect and eliminating trachoma.
Last updated: October 21, 2016