21 December 2018

Ethiopia, EU Commission 20 Million Euros Grant Agreement

Addis Ababa — Ethiopia and the European Union Commission have signed a 20 million grant agreement aimed at improving health and nutrition in the country.

The grant agreement has been availed to improve health and nutrition of women, adolescent girls and children under five years of age.

State Minister of Finance, Admasu Nebebe and Erik Habers, Head of Cooperation EU Delegation to Ethiopia, have signed the grant agreement in here today.

During the signing ceremony, State Minister, Admasu said the grant is aiming at contributing to Ethiopia's efforts to reduce poverty and engage in an inclusive growth through improved health and nutrition outcomes.

He stated that the grant will also contribute to the improvement of access and quality of health services on the top of reducing harmful practices in Afar, Benshangul-Gumz and Gambella Regional States.

Admasu appreciated European Union for its availing support for the realization of key national project that will highly contribute towards the fulfillment of GTP-2 objectives.

Head of Cooperation EU Delegation to Ethiopia, Erik Habers said the grant is mainly to support Ethiopia focusing on social determinants on health, gender, nutrition, family planning and harmful practices.

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