Health Care in Ethiopia

Adama - Ethiopia

Infectious diseases, lack of food, lack of medicines and medical personnel make the health situation in Ethiopia one of the scarcest in the world.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    95%raised
    • Uvinum clients 2.574€
  • Direct beneficiaries 193

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 2.000

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Fundación Privada Dr. Clavel

Budget

  • Staff 2.700€
  • Total 2.700€
2.700€

Description

In Ethiopia, the deficiencies and limitations in health care are particularly severe outside the capital, both in terms of equipment, instruments and medicines, and specialized personnel. There are hardly any emergency services and these are private in most cases.

Neurosurgery is no exception. Ethiopia is one of the countries in the world with fewer neurosurgeons and worse neurosurgery facilities. Unfortunately, head injuries are becoming very common causes of disability and death in the country due to traffic accidents and violence. For this reason, the Dr. Clavel Foundation moves every two or three months with a team consisting of 1 neurosurgeon, 1 anesthetist and 1 operating room nurse for 10 days to Ethiopia. The purpose of these expeditions is to assist patients with spinal and brain diseases, to train local doctors and nurses to disseminate the specialty of neurosurgery and that these can assist patients when the Dr. Clavel Foundation is not in the field.

During the visits at the Adama Hospital, neurosurgeons perform clinical sessions for the training of medical students and recent graduates in the specialty of Neurosurgery. Classes of two hours are established and attended by about 40 students.

During the stay, the local population is attended through visits to determine pathologies of the spine and brain, and to perform surgical interventions when necessary. This activity is carried out jointly with local professionals to promote their training.

Activities

  • Train local personnel in the specialty of Neurosurgery
  • Serve patients with spinal and brain pathology
  • Provide the Hospital the necessary sanitary and surgical equipment for the proper care of patients

Project objectives

Training of neurosurgeons for the consolidation of the Neurosurgery Unit at the Adama Hospital (Ethiopia) to improve the health, safety and quality of life of the patients of the Oromia region.

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