Ethiopia: Pass the Scalpel - Mid-Level Surgical Staff Save Lives in Ethiopia


Amhara Region — Harsh fluorescent lights, fading paint and cracked chairs greet visitors at the Finote Selam District Hospital, in Ethiopia's remote Amhara Region. But despite its humble appearance, this hospital is a game changer. Without expensive upgrades or expansions, it has dramatically increased the care it provides to pregnant women - and the lives it saves.


30 innovations that could transform global health: Introducing the Innovation Countdown 2030 report


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 13, 2015 - The PATH-led Innovation Countdown 2030 initiative (IC2030) launched its inaugural report, Reimagining Global Health, at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. The report features 30 innovations selected by international experts for their lifesaving potential and can be downloaded at

2015 marks a seminal moment in global health as world leaders coalesce around new global goals that will determine the international development agenda and health investments over the next 15 years. Innovative technologies and approaches that make health care more affordable, more effective, and easier to access are key to reaching the new health goals by 2030.


Global Financing Facility Launched with Billions Already Mobilized to End Maternal and Child Mortality by 2030


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 13, 2015—The United Nations, the World Bank Group, and the Governments of Canada, Norway and the United States joined country and global health leaders today to launch the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child, and announced that $12 billion in domestic and international, private and public funding has already been aligned to country-led five-year investment plans for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in the four GFF front-runner countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.