Yale Receives $7.5 Million for Ethiopian Health Leadership Initiative

Yale Receives $7.5 Million for Ethiopian Health Leadership Initiative

Yale University has announced a $7.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for an initiative to transform primary health care in Ethiopia.

The grant to Yale's Global Health Leadership Institute will support efforts by the institute's Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative (PTI) over a three-year period to create an integrated system that enhances the quality and equity of primary care in the African country. To that end, PTI will target thirty-six district-level systems — which include primary hospitals, health centers and posts, health extension workers, and health development army members — to address the health needs of more than three million people, advancing the country's goal of achieving health outcomes comparable to those of a middle-income country by 2030.

"We are pleased to partner with the Gates Foundation to advance this area of health transformation," said Yale GHLI faculty director Elizabeth Bradley. "Management is essential to develop a responsive and effective health system that sustains improvements."