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USAID Donates $3mln worth of TB machines to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, February 23, 2024 (FBC) – Addis Ababa, February 23/2024(ENA) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated 3-million-USD worth TB diagnostic machines to Ethiopia.

USAID Mission Director in Ethiopia, Scott Hocklander, handed over the GeneXpert TB Machines to Health State Minister Dereje Duguma today.

Speaking on the occasion, Mission Director Hocklander said the US government will step up its support to make Ethiopia’s activities in the health sector to become successful.

Accordingly, USAID has donated today 156 Tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic machines that strengthen the TB diagnosis capability of the nation.

Health State Minister Dereje Duguma for his part mentioned about the support that has been rendered by USAID to Ethiopia’s health sector in areas of maternal and child health care, nutrition, and disease prevention.

He added that today’s donation will provide significant contribution to easily and quickly diagnose TB cases in Ethiopia with a view to helping the nation reduce the transmission of the disease, as per ENA.

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