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The 2016 survey will build on previous surveys and strengthen capacity of local organizations

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ethiopia Central Statistical Agency (CSA) today signed an agreement to begin planning for the 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey. The survey, partially funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), will provide current and reliable data on fertility and family planning behavior, child mortality, children’s nutritional status, use of maternal and child health services, family planning, knowledge and prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.

National Cement S.C. has signed a plant management deal with the Egyptian firm Asec Engineering and Management, a subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings.
The one-year contract, which is renewable for a five-year term, will allow National Cement to receive full technical assistance for the operation and maintenance of a cement plant from the leading cement plant Operations & Management (O&M) service provider in Egypt and the Mena region.