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USAID Earmarks $181m to Help Prevent Maternal, Child Deaths

By Dipo Olowookere

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says it is launching four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia.

The four activities with a total value of approximately $181 million will support the Ministry of Health’s overall efforts to end maternal and child deaths.

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is also providing support for these activities, a statement from the USAID said.

Minister of Health, Professor Yifru Berhan; USAID’s Mission Director, Ms Leslie Reed; and KOICA’s Deputy Country Representative and Health Program Lead, Ms. Ji-eun Seongare, are scheduled to speak at the event.

The launching will take place at the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel from 2:30pm – 6pm.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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