The lifetime risk of dying from childbirth in Ethiopia is 1:64
Engera USA is the sister organization of Engera. Together, we are a nonprofit organization that manages and supports 8 health facilities to provide healthcare assistance to a population of over 100,000 people in the Gurage Zone and parts of the Oromia region of Ethiopia.
Our vision is healthy communities in the Gurage Zone and parts of Oromia where we work, and access to quality health care for all who need it.
Engera improves the health of women and children in the Gurage Zone and parts of the Oromia region of Ethiopia by working with the community to promote health, prevent and treat disease.
Maternal and child health is our core focus, but our work extends far beyond those areas. Engera supports the local Ethiopian staff across various rural health structures, providing the only reliable healthcare in the remote areas we operate.
We invest in long-term sustainability by training nurses, midwives and other professionals during the Engera missions and by subsidizing continuing education for local staff.
We work to restore and expand the health facilities that already exist in the villages of this region, and we invest in new facilities that support better healthcare, for example, the construction of wells for the supply of clean water.