Director Ebong Travels to Egypt and Jordan

Arlington, VA – U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Enoh T. Ebong will travel to Egypt and Jordan from June 7-12 to meet local partners and make new commitments to further infrastructure for healthcare, occupational safety, and environmental protection in the region.

“USTDA is committed to partnering with countries like Egypt and Jordan to deploy high-quality infrastructure solutions that will further their ambitions for healthier populations and a safer workforce,” said Director Ebong. “U.S. companies offer innovative technology to enhance these national priorities, which include the avoidance of harmful environmental and climate impacts.”

Director Ebong will sign two grants during her travel. These include a feasibility study grant in Egypt, to help strengthen health, safety, and environmental protocols at one of Alexandria Petroleum Company’s refineries. The second, to Jordan’s Electronic Health Solutions (EHS), will facilitate the expansion of Jordan’s e-health services to further improve patient care and the resilience of its healthcare infrastructure. The grant to EHS builds on a USTDA-funded feasibility study that propelled the automation of Jordan’s public healthcare system.

USTDA has also approved new technical assistance funding for Jordan’s national cancer institute, the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC), to facilitate the deployment of artificial intelligence solutions to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. The USTDA-funded study will assess implementation options, identify potential partnerships, and pilot U.S. technologies.

During her trip to Jordan, Director Ebong will tour both the EHS and KHCC facilities to connect with USTDA partners and discuss the potential impact of USTDA’s assistance. While in the region, she will also meet with government and private sector leaders to discuss progress and learn more about local priorities to inform future programming.

USTDA’s portfolio in Egypt and Jordan advances numerous Biden-Harris Administration priorities, including the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment and Prosper Africa. Funding for climate-related projects also supports USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure.


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.