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ADRA will support the hospital and medical school in Southern Ethiopia

Empty room with no medical equipment, faucets from which water is off, the lack of laboratory facilities - such is the reality of a new hospital in the city jihoetiopském drugs and the newly opened medical school in Yirgalem.

"We lack basic equipment, we can not perform even simple surgical procedures. When we bring the laboring woman with complications, we can not perform a cesarean section parturient we send to the hospital in Hawas ", says the director of the hospital in drugs Temesgen Sermessa.

Although the availability and quality of health care in recent years in Ethiopia improves, especially in rural areas, where 83% of the population lives, is for many residents still difficult to reach. Area drugs (woreda Sheba Dino Region Southern Nations, Nationalities and People) are among the most backward in Ethiopia. Nearly 85% of the population in this region is threatened by infectious diseases and malnutrition, which is particularly dangerous for pregnant women. The most common health problems of the local people are malaria, pneumonia, typhoid fever and acute febrile diseases, as well as HIV / AIDS or tuberculosis. Now malaria is the leading cause of death for children under five, pregnant and lactating mothers.

ADRA project thanks to support not only the new hospital in drugs, but medical school in the nearby town Yirgalem

The remedy was in 2012 built a new hospital, the basic hospital equipment and sufficient finance specialists but not enough. ADRA Czech Republic in cooperation with partner organizations ADRA Ethiopia started in the spring of 2013 a new project to the level of health care on medicines to improve. In the next two years, ADRA to deliver high-quality medical hospital equipment, provide technical support, build accommodation for staff and help improve the skills of local doctors.

"ADRA project thanks to support not only the new hospital in drugs, but medical school in the nearby town Yirgalem. Faculty works first year with very limited facilities, has not yet even laboratories. To support the development of health care ADRA will use his experience just finished a two-year project support hospital in Halabja. Again, we expect practical placements Czech experts in Ethiopia, both in the hospital, as well as seminars on the new medical school, "says Dasha Goldmannová that medical ADRA projects in Ethiopia leads.

ADRA in support of health care in Ethiopia builds on its experience in the region Helaba

ADRA Czech Republic working in Ethiopia in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People since 2011, where he supported the development of a new hospital in the region Helaba. ADRA hospital medical equipment supplied and commissioned gynecology department, delivery room, dentistry, ophthalmology department, radiology, operating room, anesthesia and laboratory facilities. Local doctors were trained in the hospital and also had the opportunity to work alongside Czech doctors who arrived here for a few weeks internship., "I think our internship Helaba-kulit led to the enrichment of knowledge and skills of local staff in several ways. As the fundamental issues, such as the introduction of spinal anesthesia management births according to European standards, or the use of electrocoagulation in surgery and in minor details such as the organization of work of traumatology cups or improve surgical sterilization, the instruments, "he says of his experience from internships Helaba in-kulit MD. Ivana Patráková Department of Surgery Hospital Lito.

Hospital Helaba-kulit thanks to the support organization ADRA increased overall capacity and is now able to treat more than 20,000 people each year. Number of births due to new equipment and trained medical personnel has increased on average from 33 to 65 per month.

What's in a hospital in Helaba kulit-managed

Since the project began in 2011 and in February 2013 was in the hospital at Helaba-kulit treated more than 40,000 patients.
85 members of the hospital staff has undergone specialized training courses or participated in job shadowing.
In 2012, the group went to the hospital Czech doctors, who after three weeks passed their experiences Ethiopian colleagues.
It was built hostel for medical staff
With the supply of essential obstetric equipment was in the hospital 1,070 births. Monthly born here around 65 mothers and made ​​about 15 caesarean sections.

The project was supported by the Czech Development Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the framework of the Program of International Development Cooperation.

Source: tz

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