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Speeches and Testimony

Speeches Shim



Monday, October 16, 2017


Honorable Minister of Health, Professor Yifru Berhan

Deputy Country Director of  the Korea International Cooperation Agency, Ms. Ji-eun Seong

Distinguished Heads and Deputies of the Regional Health Bureaus

Distinguished representatives from the Federal Ministry of Health, as well as representatives from the Ministries of Education; Water Resource, Irrigation and Energy; Finance and Economic Cooperation; Urban Development and Housing; Labor and Social Affairs; Women's Affairs; Sport and Youth; Culture and Tourism and Environmental Protection, Forest and Climate Change

My distinguished colleague, the director of USAID in Ethiopia and her wonderful team,

Honorable guests

Good afternoon!

It’s great to see such a large turnout today.

I’m very honored and excited to take part in launching not one, but four USAID activities in cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia’s Health Sector Transformation Plan.

These new awards will improve primary health care services in both agrarian and pastoral regions and will expand access to safe water and sanitation.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuberculosis, or TB, continues to be a major global health concern and one of the top 10 causes of deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization reported that during 2015, 10.4 million people became ill with TB and 1.8 million died from the disease! This indicates that globally, TB has surpassed HIV/AIDS as a major cause of mortality.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Your Excellency President Mulatu Teshome, Your presence here today is testament to how important the work of the African Fine Coffees Association is for Ethiopia, as well as for the continent as a whole.