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 supports Gurage’s clinics in the following ways:
Through regular missions (doctors, nurses, midwives, medicines, protocols, training and retraining of local staff).
By covering the annual operating costs (personnel, medicines, medical equipment),
Through special projects such as improved infrastructure, a new maternity ward or a well.
Engera is committed to continuing support in line with our commitments and ensuring a sustainable model that has shown measurable results in the years we have been operating in Ethiopia.
With more substantial funding, Engera’s approach could be expanded to several other clinics in the region. This would allow for standardisation of health care, better economies of scale, and efficiencies in care and monitoring of facilities during our outreach. We can expand our work and reach a much broader population
That’s our goal.
Patients 2022: 31,098
Vaccinations 2022: 451
Births 2022: 415
Zizencho is an isolated village on the highlands. Until recently, the village had no proper road, no electricity, and no running water. Roughly 30,000 people live in the catchment area of the center. Over the years, Engera has built a pre/postnatal ward, a tuberculosis center 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 centers. Thanks to a donation from an American foundation and a project of the Regione Toscana, it now serves 25,000 people across a few villages. Engera has also built a tuberculosis center attached to the main center.
Patients 2022: 19,202
Vaccinations 2022: 478
Births 2022: 494
Engera has supported Burat Health Center since the early days, with regular doctor and volunteer visits, supply of medicines and diagnostic tools. Over the years, Engera has also financially supported various scholarships for young Ethiopian girls who went on to become nurses.
Patients 2022: 7,852
Vaccinations 2022: 128
Births 2022: 134
Patients 2022: 23,964
Vaccinations 2022: 433
Births 2022: –
Metcha is a small clinic that Engera began supporting in 2020. Located in the West Shewa Zone in the Oromia region, it is run by Sister Surabhila, who was responsible for establishing Zizencho, Engera’s first clinic. The original clinic was in poor condition, so Engera is helping to fund the construction of a newer clinic with much better facilities. The plan is to expand this clinic into a medium-sized clinic so that all women can give birth there, not just in emergencies.
Patients 2022: 7,998
Vaccinations 2022: 402
Births 2022: 237
The Dakuna Health Center is located not far from the urban area of Emdibir. Over the years, thanks to philanthropic support, it has developed and distinguished itself, especially for its organization and efficiency. Well before the COVID emergency, the center had already implemented a patient flow system with independent chambers to minimize internal contamination. The center 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. It did, however, support the development of the maternity ward with improved reception facilities for pregnant women and the provision of equipment for safer pregnancy and delivery. The focus at the center has been on the training of the gynaecology and obstetrics nurses.
Patients 2022: 28,004
Vaccinations 2022: 638
Births 2022: 301
Maganesse is one of the first clinics established in the region. It is now a fully-fledged health center 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 center 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.
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 salary. 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 practice
We need funding for scholarships so that some of our employees can convert their diploma into a degree. A scholarship covers the full cost of fees, housing and a small stipend
Please contact us to learn more about how you can help.
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 euros would enable us to purchase a desktop computer for all our healthcare facilities.
Burat Health Center is in urgent need of an ambulance.
Burat is our center farthest from Attat Hospital, the referral hospital and is located in a remote and hilly area.
The center 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 center and the car used instead is in poor condition and is 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 organised manner and provide quality emergency care that prevents unnecessary
Despite focusing mainly on healthcare projects, sometimes engineering is better than many drugs. For example, water is the basis of everything; it is fundamental for hygiene. In 2012 we contributed to financing a new 160m deep water well which saves the village people a daily 5km walk. Now the whole community finally has fresh, clean water.
The Shebraber Health Center is fully working. It took some time to finish the construction, but it looks fabulous. However, we have a minor issue with night cats. Hyenas approach the village at night, and our poor nurses are scared to death. So we had to build a fence around the center to protect the patients and the staff.
In February 2018, an accidental fire destroyed more than 28 houses (Toukul) in the village of Zizencho, metres away from our center.
Engera, jointly with other NGOs, has rapidly responded to the emergency, supplying funds for basic needs and temporary shelter and contributing to the rebuild.
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