On December 3, 2013, PSI/Ethiopia completed 10 years of successful operations as a registered entity in the country. To celebrate its many achievements, the PSI/Ethiopia team hosted a high-level reception on November 15th in Addis Ababa, which coincided with the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) held in Ethiopia. The event offered the opportunity for PSI President and CEO Karl Hofmann, as well as international PSI network members from over 60 countries in town for the ICFP, to attend.
The event was held at the Addis Ababa Hilton, and was well attended by local and international donor and government representatives, partners and other stakeholders. Keynote addresses were delivered by Ethiopia’s State Minister of Health, His Excellency Dr. Kebede Worku, the USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Mr. Dennis Weller, and PSI President and CEO Karl Hofmann. PSI/Ethiopia Country Representative Staci Leuschner highlighted key areas where PSI is eager to make new contributions in Ethiopia, and thanked governmental and non-governmental stakeholders for helping PSI/Ethiopia to make tangible results.