AIHA is working to assist the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to address the COVID-19 pandemic. AIHA is playing a key role in coordinating the transactional and logistical elements of the GOE’s response to COVID-19 across a range of requests that will be responsive to GoE’s needs around informed decision making among communities, strengthening the emergency response capacity, and strengthening analytical capacity to enhance preparedness. This is AIHA’s third Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded project.

AIHA is playing a key role coordinating an Advisory Committee (AC) that vets funding requests in the above areas coming from the GOE. The AC is comprised of representatives from the Gates Foundation, AIHA, and multi-sectoral experts from the development community. AIHA is directly involved in evaluating identified partners to implement activities, processing all payments and contracts for the production of various communications materials, recruiting consultants, and other related activities and costs to support GoE’s efforts to curb the COVID 19 pandemic.

AIHA’s Country Representative Kidest Hailu said, “AIHA is pleased to support the Government of Ethiopia in its effort to address the COVID pandemic. AIHA has worked closely with the GOE for more than a decade and with the Gates Foundation for four years. We are happy that they have confidence in us to be able to help in meeting this urgent need.”

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