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 health care facilities in the following ways:
1. Through regular missions (doctors, nurses, midwives, medicines, protocols, training and retraining of local staff).
2. By covering the annual operating costs (personnel, medicines, medical equipment),
3. 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: 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: 31,098
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: 19,202
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: 128
The clinic in Galeya-Rogdha 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 full-fledged health centre that meets the same standards as the other health facilities we support. The clinic focuses on prevention, infant immunisation, and pre and post natal care.
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.
Our collaboration includes special projects to address urgent needs. .
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.
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 donation of $5000 covers the full cost of fees for a BSc in midwifery, nursing or public health, housing and a monthly stipend.
Support the Galeya Rogdha Clinic
Help us build new facilities for the Galeya Rogdha Clinic, located in a remote village in the South West Shewa zone of the Oromia region in Ethiopia. The clinic is a lifeline for the local catchment area of about 5,000 people, including the marginalized Gumuz community. Due to the lack of adequate facilities, many women in the area face significant difficulties in accessing quality maternal and child healthcare, putting them and their newborns at risk of complications during and after birth. The clinic urgently needs new staff housing, toilets, and an outpatient unit for mothers and children. After the new buildings are constructed, we aim to dig a well to provide the clinic and the local community with access to clean water. With your support, we can improve access to healthcare, prevent unnecessary illnesses, and save lives.