EHMI began at the request of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebeysus, the Ethiopian Minister of Health, as part of efforts by the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative to expand and improve treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.
As part of the Yale-Clinton Foundation Fellowship in International Healthcare Management, a team of 20 to 25 experienced mentors from the United States and other countries will spend one year working side-by-side with directors of 10 to 12 public hospitals and health bureaus in Ethiopia. With their Ethiopian partners, this group will identify systemic changes that can improve access to, and delivery of, health care services to the population of 76 million people.
"I am pleased to be working with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and Yale University in this partnership to expand the availability of services and care for people living with HIV/AIDS throughout Ethiopia," said President Clinton. "This joint effort has the potential to strengthen the overall delivery of healthcare in Ethiopia."
President of Yale University Richard C. Levin said, "Yale is pleased to join with the Clinton Foundation and Ethiopia's health care leaders to identify and implement the steps that will improve patient treatment throughout the nation. Yale researchers are eager to add their expertise to an effort that can advance significantly the battle against AIDS in Ethiopia."
"The agreement with the Clinton Foundation is unique because it includes capacity building of the health care system which is very crucial as indicated in the country's strategic plan for health care," said Adhanom Ghebeysus.
Contact: Karen N. Peart