As Ethiopia goes through major political changes, we have continued to support Wolisso Hospital, by sending foreign and local personnel, pharmaceutical aid and implementing renovation projects. In South Omo Zone, we finished our intervention on maternal and child health in March, which was then resumed with another three-year project as of October. In August, we completed the project for the prEventson and treatment of cervical cancer, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and hepatitis B. In the Gambella Region, we also continued our action to reduce inequality in access to health services, especially for mothers and children. We also strengthened our work for South Sudanese refugees in the Nguenyyiel camp to improve infrastructure, equipment, staff training, and the referral system. Projects are ongoing to develop national guidelines for neonatal intensive care units and to improve services for diabetes in 15 national hospitals in partnership with the local Ministry of Health, Paediatric Society, Diabetic Association, St. Paul University Hospital in Addis Ababa and the Tulubollo district hospital in the South West Shoa Zone. Lastly, we started planning the health intervention in the Somali Region and drew up the agreement with regional authorities.
First doctor sent to the Gambo leper colony.
Agreement signed with the Ethiopian Bishops’ Conference to build St. Luke’s Hospital in Wolisso with an attached school for midwives and nurses.
Start of the “Mothers and Children First” program.
Start of intervention in South Omo.
Start of the “Mothers and Children First. 1000 Days.” program.
Start of the intervention in the Gambella region, also supporting South Sudanese refugees.
Strengthened the partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, launching two technical assistance projects.