USAID handed over a newly constructed Health Center to Amhara Region Health Bureau

203

Addis Ababa May 25/2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over the newly constructed health center worth 1.3 million US dollar to Amhara Region Health Bureau.

 The new health center called “Kuni Health Center” which was constructed through USAID’s Ethiopia Health Infrastructure program will benefit over 25,000 people in Kuni and Surrounding Areas of West Gojam Zone.

According to the press release from the US embassy in Addis Ababa, USAID has built 22 health centers, 10 pharmaceutical warehouses and renovated additional 10 existing facilities under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) initiative.

The press release also noted that USAID is currently constructing a new national blood bank, which will be handed over to the Ministry of Health after its completion.

The United States has provided 3.5 billion US dollar in development and humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia through USAID program in the past five years.