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United States donates Tuberculosis Testing Machines worth $3 Million

The donation of these 156 TB testing machines is part of USAID’s commitment to supporting the people of Ethiopia to successfully treat TB cases nationwide

On February 23, the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated 156 cutting-edge tuberculosis (TB) testing machines – worth $3 million – to the people of Ethiopia.  These new machines will reduce the time it takes to diagnose TB from as long as six weeks…

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Improves Nutrition for Women, Children, and Adolescent Girls with $70 Million Community Nutrition Project

The project aligns with the U.S. government’s sustained, comprehensive investments in health, agriculture, WASH, education, and other sectors to address high malnutrition situation in Ethiopia

On February 8, USAID Mission Director Scott Hocklander and the Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse, on her last day as Minister, launched a new $70 million Feed the Future Ethiopia Community Nutrition Activity. The project aligns with the U.S. government’s sustained, comprehensive investments in health, agriculture, WASH, education, and other…

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To Build the Capacity of English Language Educators, United States (U.S.) Embassy and British Council Train University English Language Improvement Center Leaders

This workshop and these programs are examples of how the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia has been investing in English teacher training, both online and in classrooms

Quality English education is essential for opening educational and economic opportunities for Ethiopian students and it is crucial for Ethiopia to achieve its long-term development goals.  Well-trained English educators versed in modern, research-backed, student-centered teaching methodologies at the university and secondary levels are the key to improving the quality of…

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Ambassador Massinga Travels to Somali Region, Meets with Somali Regional President and Visits United States (U.S) Partnerships in the Region

The Ambassador also met with Jigjiga University President Dr. Beshir Abdulahi

Ambassador Ervin Massinga, the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia, visited Jigjiga Somali region to meet with Somali Regional President H.E. Mustafe Omer.  Ambassador Massinga discussed U.S engagement in the region with the Regional President. The Ambassador also met with Jigjiga University President Dr. Beshir Abdulahi.  At the university, he discussed the…

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Ethiopia: To Foster Understanding and Respect, United States (U.S.) Embassy Hosts Interfaith Christmas Dinner

In welcoming the faith leaders to his home, Ambassador Massinga praised Ethiopia’s ancient history of religious harmony, acceptance, and diversity

Sharing a holiday meal around a common table is a tradition rooted in the faiths of every major religion.  In order to foster understanding, respect, and dialogue among Ethiopians of different religious backgrounds and to promote peace and national unity, on January 30, U.S. Ambassador Ervin Massinga hosted an Interfaith…

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Ethiopia: United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) ‘Brighter Futures’ Art Exhibition Demonstrates Success of Children’s Therapeutic Programs in Three Regions

The children’s art exhibition highlights the outcomes of USAID’s education-focused interventions to address the consequences of conflict in affected communities

An exhibition of children’s art, created during an art therapy program in three conflict-affected regions, was inaugurated by U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Gwendolyn Green, H.E. Ayelech Eshete, State Minister for Education, and H.E. Alemitu Umud, State Minister for Women and Social Affairs.  The “Brighter Futures” exhibition at the Hilton Hotel showcased…

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United States (U.S.) Scholar Helps Ethiopian Universities Strengthen Internationalization

The U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Education co-hosted a workshop in Addis Ababa January 16 and 17 to help public universities strengthen their international engagements, especially with U.S. universities

The United States has been a key partner in the development of Ethiopia’s higher education system since the 1950’s, with the development of Jimma and Haramaya agricultural colleges under President Truman’s Point Four program.  Since then, dozens of U.S. universities have partnered with the Ministry of Education and Ethiopian public…

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United States (U.S.) Government Collaborates with Ethiopian Defense Forces for Groundbreaking De-mining Initiative

The primary objective of this exercise was to formulate a series of requirements for the EMAO, aligning them with available DoD and DoS resources

Landmines, unexploded artillery shells, and other types of remnants of war litter former battlefields throughout Ethiopia, resulting in accidental civilian deaths and hindering farmers from returning to their fields. These explosive remnants of war (ERW) imperil safety, threaten livelihoods, and hinders the Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) of former combatants.…

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Visits Gambella Region to Meet Leadership, Discuss Malaria and Refugee Assistance

Director Hocklander emphasized USAID’s commitment to the region, and to supporting both the local and refugee populations

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Mission Director to Ethiopia, Scott Hocklander, traveled to Gambella to meet regional leadership, assess the resumption of refugee food assistance, and visit USAID projects fighting malaria.    Director Hocklander received a warm welcome from the regional president of Gambella, His Excellency Umod Ujulu, who discussed USAID’s long-standing partnership with the people in Gambella Region, and…

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Virtual Reality Game to Help Build Co(X)ist -ence Among Students with United States (U.S.) Government Support

The Co(X)ist team is composed of alumni of the October 2022 Tech Camp Addis, a U.S. government program to combat mis- and dis-information

Building cultural awareness and social tolerance among students of different ethnic groups is key to creating durable peace across Ethiopia and the world.  New immersive educational role-playing games, like the new Co(X)ist game developed by Google Developers Group Addis (GDG-Addis), enable students to be immersed in the culture of different…