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A person's well-being depends on numerous factors that go far beyond just health care. We actively involve the population, communities, and local partners to ensure that all our interventions are decentralised and sustainable. Engera UK supports Gurage's health facilities by raising funds to help cover the annual operating costs (staff, medicines, medical equipment) of the health facilities mentioned below and by supporting other urgent projects as and when required.
Patients 2022: 31,098
Births 2022: 415
Zizencho is an isolated village on the high ground. Until recently, the village had no proper road, no electricity, and no running water. Roughly 30,000 people live in the clinic's catchment area. Over the years, Engera has built an antenatal ward, a tuberculosis centre, and a water well that provides clean water to the village.
Patients 2022: 19,356
Vaccinations 2022: 194
Births 2022: 214
Shebraber was built in 2014 and is the newest of Engera’s centres. Thanks to a donation from the AJA Foundation and a project of the Regione Toscana, it now serves 25,000 people across a few villages. Engera has also built a tuberculosis centre attached to the main centre.
Patients 2022: 19,202
Vaccinations 2022: 478
Births 2022: 494
Engera has supported the health centre of Burat since the early days, with regular visits from doctors and volunteers, a supply of medicines, and diagnostic tools. Over the years, Engera has also financially supported various scholarships for young Ethiopian girls who later became nurses.
Patients 2022: 7,852
Vaccinations 2022: 128
Births 2022: 128
The clinic in Galeya-Rogda is one of the latest projects that Engera has undertaken. It is located in a remote village in the Southwestern Shewa zone in the Oromia region. The goal is to develop it into a fully-fledged health centre that meets the same standards as the other health facilities we support. The centre will focus on prevention, infant immunization, and pre and post-natal care.
Patients 2022: 7,998
Vaccinations 2022: 402
Births 2022: 237
The Dakuna health centre is located not far from the urban area of Emdibir. Over the years, thanks to some foreign sponsors, it has developed and distinguished itself, especially for its organization and efficiency. Well before the COVID emergency, the centre had already implemented a patient flow system with independent chambers to minimize internal contamination. The centre is also equipped with an ambulance and a rather advanced laboratory by local standards.
Patients 2022: 26,926
Vaccinations 2022: 332
Births 2022: 325
In Getche, Engera did not have to build the infrastructure from scratch but has supported the development of the neonatal facility for years with an improved reception facility for pregnant women and the provision of equipment for a safer pregnancy and delivery. The focus was on the training of gynecological and obstetric nurses.
Patients 2022: 28,004
Vaccinations 2022: 638
Births 2022: 301
Maganesse was one of the first clinics established in the region. It is now a fully-fledged health centre and is located just over 7 km from Endibir. It was founded by CUAMM (Doctors for Africa) and has developed over the years thanks to the support of various organizations. The centre is excellently managed by Sister Tena. Maganesse has a structure dedicated to tuberculosis and is characterized by a large area and several buildings in traditional form (Toukul).
Engera’s mission brings life-saving healthcare to the people of the Gurage zone of Ethiopia and parts of the Oromia region. Our team of doctors and other staff work closely with community leaders and our partners on the ground – to respond in partnership to their most pressing needs.
Our collaboration includes special projects to address urgent needs.
Our collaboration includes special projects to address urgent needs. .
Make a difference in Burat by purchasing an Ambulance
Burat Health Centre is in urgent need of an ambulance.
Burat is our centre farthest away from Attat Hospital, the referral hospital, and is located in a remote and hilly area.
The centre provides a wide range of health services to the local population, but emergency care in the area is limited, especially life-saving transportation from remote areas.
Currently, there is no ambulance at the clinic and the car used instead is in poor condition and already being used to pick up medications and other necessary tasks.
With the purchase of a new ambulance, the team plans to integrate all resources available before and after the hospital and create an integrated system for emergency medical services. This will allow daily emergencies and disasters to be managed in an organized matter and provide quality emergency care that prevents unnecessary deaths.
We believe it is important to provide our employees with opportunities for professional development or continuing education. This is enriching for them and also benefits their families and the local community by increasing their salaries. Ongoing professional development also ensures that our employees stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in medical care so that they can provide quality patient care and improve clinical practiceWe need funding for scholarships so that some of our employees can convert their diplomas into a degree. A donation of £5000 covers the full cost of fees for a BSc in midwifery, nursing or public health, housing, and a monthly stipend.
Digitization of card rooms
The central card room is a place within a health facility where patient records are kept. This paper-based system is incredibly cumbersome for both the patient and the healthcare staff. For example, there is limited storage space for the cards and it is very time-consuming for patients to fill out the form each time. However, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health is in the process of digitizing its various health information systems, so health centers and clinics are required to digitize their card rooms. This means that we need to purchase computers for all our health facilities so that government software can be installed. A donation of £8000 would enable us to purchase a desktop computer for all our healthcare facilities.
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