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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: January 27, 2016