USAID's "Transform" program targets health care in Ethiopia Featured

24 Jan 2017
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Addis Ababa January 24, 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a new program titled "Transform" to tackle basic health care problems in 300 woredas across Ethiopia.

Districts in Amhara, Oromia, Tigray and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples states will benefit from the 120 million USD program.

According to Dr. Zewditu Kebede, Coordinator of the program, the five years program aims at assisting basic health care activities in the country.

Through the program, the U.S. agency also plans to increase care to mothers, children and infants.

Included in the new program are expanded family planning, prevention and treatment of yellow fever and health sector capacity building.

The program Coordinator told ENA that trainings and technical support will be provided to enhance execution capacity in the sector.

Practical experiences from the integrated family health program aided in formulating the new "Transform" program, Dr. Zewditu said.

"Transform" will be officially launched within the coming three months.

The Ministry of Health, Path Finder International and John Snow, Inc. are joint stakeholders of the initiative.

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