Ethiopia Emergency Medical Service Initiative Partnership

Project overview

In August 2009, the American International Health Alliance (AIHA, selected the UW-Madison to lead an HIV/AIDS Twinning Center program funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR, to strengthen institutional and human resource capacity for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Ethiopia. Led by vascular surgeon Girma Tefera, MD, the UW-Global Health Institute partnered with Addis Ababa University/Black Lion Hospital (AAU/BLH) and People 2 People (P2P [hyperlink to], an organization of diaspora medical professionals) to train Ethiopian health professionals in how to build, manage, and lead an emergency department.

To learn more, visit the Ethiopia Global Health Twinning Partnerships site.

Other Ethiopian collaborations

Read more about UW-Madison’s collaborations to improve health in Ethiopia.