PMI and UNICEF Rejoin Ethiopia Battle to Cut Malaria, Promote Child Survival
Addis Ababa - During the next five years, Ethiopians will see an improvement in malaria prevention and treatment thanks to a grant agreement signed today by U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Donald E. Booth, Minister of Health Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, and UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia Dr. Peter Salama. The $100 million agreement will redouble efforts to prevent and control malaria in Ethiopia, notably in the most affected Oromia Region.
Funded through the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI),the USAID grant to UNICEF supports Ethiopia’s National Strategic Plan for malaria prevention (2011-2015), control, and elimination through the provision of life saving antimalarial drugs, diagnostic kits, and long lasting insecticide treated nets.
Minister Kesetebirhan valued the effort stated, "Fighting malaria is a critical investment and we are grateful to our partners the United States Government and UNICEF for helping reduce the number of deaths and illness related to malaria in our country.”
PMI-UNICEF Grant Press Release, English [PDF, 78kb]
PMI-UNICEF Grant Press Release, Amharic [PDF, 101kb]
Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Donald Booth [PDF, 191kb]