Day: February 19, 2019

Nigerian-born Dr. Wendy Okolo is “The Most Promising Engineer in the US Government”

Dr. Wendy Okolo’s career has taken flight at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. agency responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

She received Black Engineer’s Most Promising Engineer in Government Award during the BEYA STEM Conference in Washington D. C. recently.

Okolo is an aerospace research engineer at the Ames Research Center, a major NASA research center in California’s Silicon Valley.

She was only 26 years old when she became the first black woman to obtain a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned both undergraduate and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering from UT Arlington.

Her previous research has been recognized and funded by the Department of Defense through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship; Zonta International, through the Amelia Earhart Fellowship; and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics through the John Leland Atwood Graduate Fellowship.

Currently, Okolo is a Special Emphasis Programs Manager in the Intelligent Systems Division of NASA’s Ames Research Center.

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United States invests $40 million in Ethiopia’s health sector

The United States of America has injected $40 million towards boosting Ethiopia’s health sector to provide quality and affordable healthcare services to its citizen.

With an estimated population of over 105 million people since 2017, the Horn of Africa country would greatly benefit from the finances.

The US, Ethiopia’s largest bilateral donor in the health sector has already invested over $4 billion in development and humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia over the past five years.

Health service delivery in Ethiopia is characterised by an inadequate number of well-trained health providers, limited health infrastructure and shortages of finance, equipment, and supplies, which on the flip side has offered opportunities for investors.

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Michael R. Pompeo  salutes Gambia on National Day

US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo released a press statement on the occasion of the 54th Independence day anniversary of Gambia on February 18th.

Pompeo stated in the statement that the US remained committed to a strong partnership with The Gambia and looked forward to continued cooperation on efforts to promote democracy, good governance, and economic growth.

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