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Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative

Innovative Program Fills Health Care Void in Ethiopia

March 31, 2009

Since 1997, the Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative (EPHTI) has helped to address the nation's alarming health care void through a landmark partnership between the government of Ethiopia, seven Ethiopian universities, 21 Ethiopian hospitals, and The Carter Center. EPHTI is unique because the program helps Ethiopians determine the best way to deliver public health care to their country, rather than the one-size-fits all approach that is common in other parts of Africa.

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Better Health Care, Brighter Futures: The Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative

April 14, 2008

Ethiopia is one of the world's oldest countries, and arguably one of the most beautiful, with a population of more than 76 million people and growing.But for millions of Ethiopians, access to adequate health care, even basic care, and the availability of trained health personnel is limited. People often have to travel miles on foot to receive the resources they need, and only four out of 10 people have access to health care at all.

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A Picture of Health: Officers Fill Void in Ethiopia Health Care

Aug. 31, 2007

Forty-five minutes by car southeast of Ethiopia's capital, down a dirt road shared by vehicles, donkey carts, and schoolchildren, a modest building enclosed by high stone walls stands outside the town of Debre Zeit. Inside, patients sit on benches waiting for medical attention. Bishoftu Health Center is the primary medical facility serving the 65,000 residents of this sprawling agricultural community.

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Doctor Views Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative Work as Homecoming

Feb. 10, 2005

Hailu Yeneneh considers his work with the Carter Center's Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative a homecoming. Thirty-five years ago, his career began as a grassroots health officer in the Ethiopian government's Global Health Center. Now, after earning a medical degree and a doctorate, teaching, researching, and directing a research institution, Dr. Hailu says he finds himself back on the front lines.

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Emory Report: Ethiopia Experience Provides Surprises, Strengthens Commitment to Health Initiatives

Oct. 12, 2004

Shelly Brownsberger, senior program associate of the Center's Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative provides a first-hand account of her journey to Ethiopia and the Center's work throughout the country. This article originally appeared in the Emory Report.

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Ethiopian Staffer Relishes Role in Health Training Initiative

June 1, 2003

Field Staff Profile: Aklilu Mulugetta, Ethiopia Public Health Training Initiative.

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Profile: Dr. Joyce Murray

Jan. 1, 2003

Eight years ago, the Carter Center's newest program director, Joyce Murray, had never been in a developing country. As a professor at Atlanta's Emory University, however, she became an adviser to three Ethiopian nursing students.

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