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USAID Launches New Malaria Surveillance Program to Help Ethiopia Eliminate Malaria by 2030

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US Embassy Addis Ababa

Adama, Ethiopia, April 29, 2022 – The United States launched a new $9.5 million malaria elimination program in Adama city that will work hand-in-hand with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (MOH) to help end malaria in Ethiopia by 2030. The USAID Surveillance for Malaria Elimination activity will rapidly track malaria cases and accurately identify mosquito breeding sites, giving the MOH the capacity to track every case of malaria nationally.

The launch of the Surveillance for Malaria Elimination activity at the Adama Malaria Training Center was attended by USAID/Ethiopia’s Mission Director, Sean Jones; State Minister for the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Dereje Duguma; State Minister of Finance for Economic Cooperation, Ms. Semereta Sewasew; and the Head of the Oromia Regional Health Bureau, Dr. Mengistu Bekele. 

Since 2007, the United States has invested more than $480.5 million in malaria control efforts in Ethiopia, and over the last 10 years, malaria cases have been reduced by more than half and deaths by nearly 90%.  However, to reach the MOH’s goal of zero cases by 2030, a strong malaria surveillance program is vital. 

USAID and the MOH have worked together to establish the recently renovated Adama Malaria Training Center.  The United States provided the lab with nearly $200,000 worth of laboratory supplies to date with an additional $110,000 expected later this year.  At the event, USAID Mission Director Sean Jones acknowledged the strength of this partnership and handed over new laboratory supplies.  During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the State Minister of Health welcomed the continued collaboration and officially handed the center over to be managed by the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI).

Over the last five years, the American people have invested nearly $1 billion in projects to promote the health and wellness of Ethiopians in every region, including partnering with the Ministry of Health to end malaria once and for all.  The Surveillance for Malaria Elimination activity is another example of what can be accomplished through collaboration and partnership between the United States and Ethiopia.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Did I hear someone saying USAID will work hand-in-hand with the old country to end malaria by 2030 over there? Did I hear/read that? That is a mere 8-year span folks! Would someone please mention that to the bully in Beijing? No, he has sent his best already! Guns loaded with COVID-19!!! What is next from you commie?

  2. Subject: USAID Launches New Malaria Surveillance Program to Help Ethiopia Eliminate Malaria by 2030, US Embassy Addis Ababa, April 29, 2022

    Humble Commentary, 29 Apr 2022
    As the saying goes, “NOW YOUR ARE TALKING” — credit to the United States of America for concentrating on helping Ethiopia — a great friend of AMERICA for seemingly time immemorial. In that context, it is NOT the characteristic of AMERICA to involve itself, in a partial mode, in the internal affairs of Ethiopia an Ancient Country, with rich history, proud to be the Friend of America. The humble inherent message is clear. Glory to America that we know yesteryears. No need to say more. THE END

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