ETH 14 - MANDURA MEDIUM CLINIC
Benishangul-Gumuz is one of Ethiopia’s eleven regions. The area where the clinic is located, Metekel, consists of seven districts. 86% of the population live in that rural territory; most are shepherds or cultivate the land producing wheat, barley and other cereals.
A very important aspect to consider is the ethnic coexistence of several tribes in this region - the Agao, Gumuz and Amhara - which is sometimes very difficult. In 2020, an ethnic conflict began that caused many deaths, destruction and disorientation in the population.
Thanks to the generosity of many, we have managed recently to restore our property that had suffered damage during the conflict, first of all the school and the clinic.
The clinic has resumed its activities and offers daily the following services:
- Outpatient visits every day, 24 hours a day
- Laboratory examinations done by professionally trained staff
- Vaccination program for mothers and children
- Program to combat malnutrition
- Visit and care program for pregnant women and childbirth assistance
- Health education program covering different topics each day, to be held both on site and at the premises of nearby schools
- Ambulance service for emergencies
- To promote and improve the health situation in the area through treatment and prevention activities
- To collaborate with the local community, working together to make health more accessible to all, without distinction of religion, ethnicity, culture and age
- To provide a range of health education programs in schools and neighboring communities to increase awareness and sensitize people with respect to health issues
- To give special attention to the care of mothers and children in order to reduce maternal infant mortality.
Direct: about 25,000 people assisted by the clinic
Referent sister: Sr. Gebaynesh Gebre