ICAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Oromia National Regional State in Ethiopia for their key role in expanding and improving the quality of health care services in the region.
The award, which was the first of its kind presented to health sector partners, was presented at a groundbreaking event at the Adama Referral Hospital in Ethiopia where a new outpatient department was constructed with support from the CDC and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The event also celebrated the opening of the new Adama Regional Research Laboratory constructed by CDC-Ethiopia/PEPFAR and furnished by ICAP. During the event, the US Ambassador to Ethiopia visited the comprehensive HIV care and treatment centers at the Adama Referral Hospital and the Medical Student Library and Skills Lab, which was established within the Hospital as part of the new Adama Medical College with the support of ICAP.
Other attendees included the Country Director of CDC-Ethiopia, the PEPFAR Ethiopia Coordinator, the Vice President of Oromia National Regional State, the State Minister of Health, the Head of the Oromia Regional Health Bureau, and the Mayor of Adama Town.
The award and event activities highlighted ICAP’s work in Ethiopia, which has supported the development of infrastructure and access to HIV care and treatment in regional health facilities.