Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse (L), Acting Mission Director Timothy Stein (center) and WHO Ethiopia Country Director Dr. Nonhalanhla Dlamini at the launching event in Addis Ababa, Tuesday June 13, 2023.

USAID’s $12mln Activity to Back Ethiopia’s Push for Resilient Health System

ADDIS ABABA – The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a $12mln project today in support of Ethiopia’s efforts to build a resilient health system.

The project will be implemented through a US-based non-profit advisory Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and Ethiopian Red Cross Society together with the government.

The Activity would help “to accelerate our efforts in public health emergency prevention, preparedness and response,” health minister Dr. Lia Tadesse said.

Dr. Lia joined Usaid Ethiopia Acting Mission Director Timothy Stein to launch the five-year activity on Tuesday.

The launch was also attended by representatives from regional health bureaus and public health institutes, along with development partners, who highlighted the need for community-level health system strengthening.

“The coordination of all development partners in the Public Health Emergency Management space is paramount to achieving these goals of the project,” noted Stein in his remarks.

The $13 million project will provide leadership development and training on data use for early warning, preparedness, and response planning. Concurrent trainings will also focus on mobilizing local resources for times of emergency, the USAID says.