Dr.Tedros took part in a number of discussions at the one-day event, including a panel on global health called “A Shared Responsibility for Success,” which was moderated by Admiral R. Timothy Ziemer, President Bush’s malaria initiative coordinator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In his keynote address to the Summit, President Bush twice singled out Ethiopia for special attention. He noted that the U.S. devotes $425 million to improving education in Ethiopia and a handful of other nations because “we want children to fulfill their God-given potential.” He also spoke about a $1.2 billion U.S. initiative that has cut the number of malaria-related deaths in 15 African nations by half, noting that “in places like Zambia and Ethiopia and Rwanda and Zanzibar, the numbers of people sick or dying from malaria have dropped dramatically.”
The progress Ethiopia has made under Dr. Tedros’ leadership is remarkable, earning him global acclaim and spurring other countries to follow suit. Due to his success in tackling critical problems like malaria, Dr. Tedros has been asked to take on a number of high-profile, leadership roles, including the chairmanship of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, the global initiative to fight malaria. ..more..http://aigaforum.com/news/Health_Minister_102708.htm