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Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Telephonic Press Conference with Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director, Center for Global Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr Martin will discuss the importance of the WHO 1st African Health Forum, the role of the new African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Center for Global Health’s commitment to strengthening the global health agenda across the continent

Please join us on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 2:45 pm for a telephonic press conference with Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director, Center for Global Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and speaker at the WHO 1st Africa Health Forum. Dr Martin will discuss the importance of the WHO…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

USAID Hands Over Equipment Worth Nearly 18.4 Million ETB

Through these grants, thousands of smallholder farmers will have access to reliable buyers, and tens of thousands of consumers will gain access to formally processed dairy and meat products

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Livestock Market Development activity, today handed over approximately $800,000 (nearly 18.4 million Ethiopian Birr) worth of dairy processing equipment to 24 grantees operating in the Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Through these grants, thousands of smallholder farmers will have access…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

Second International Ballet Stars Gala

There will be different media opportunities for interviews and video coverage of rehearsals

Nine world class ballet dancers from five countries – America, Australia, South Africa, Japan and Chile – will grace the stages of the Ethiopian National Theatre and City Hall for the second time in Addis Ababa with dazzling performances, bringing the beauty of ballet and artistic expression to Ethiopia. Melaku Belay…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Government Inaugurates New Regional Public Health Laboratory in Mekelle

The newly constructed lab provides quality assurance services for the entire region’s hospitals and health center laboratories

The fourth state-of-the-art regional referral public health laboratory in Ethiopia, constructed by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), was formally inaugurated and handed over to the Tigray National Regional State today. Chargè d’Affaires, Peter…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy Partners with Entrepreneurship Development Center to Promote Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa and The Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC) are pleased to announce the launch earlier this month of a Mentorship Program to help further foster entrepreneurship development in Ethiopia. The program connects successful Ethiopian aspiring entrepreneurs with experienced mentors. These mentors, entrepreneurs themselves, provide coaching and technical…

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50th Anniversary of JFK Library at Addis Ababa University Celebrated with Photo Exhibition Sponsored by U.S. Embassy

The exhibition will be on view at the University from May 15, 2017 through June 30, 2017 as part of the JFK 100 Centennial Celebration

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy Memorial Library  at Addis Ababa University (AAU), The United States Embassy partnered with AAU to host an event opening a new photo exhibition commemorating President Kennedy’s life and work. The exhibition will be on view at the University from May…

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Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project Opens Center in Bako

The Bako Farm Service Center is located in the maize belt area of Ethiopia, in the remotest part of the country where access to agro-supplies has been a critical challenge to smallholder farmers

The Bako Farm Service Center, established via a public-private partnership to expand Ethiopian smallholders’ access to supplies, marked its grand opening today. It is the first of 20 centers to open through the Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project, implemented by the ATA in collaboration with the ministry…