Visited Patients 2021
Recently built Clinics
Safe Deliveries 2021
Water Well donated
Engera runs and helps run seven medical clinics that provide care to over 130,000 people without access to health care: 35% of this population are children. Most families live on only a few hundred dollars a year. In 2021, staff from four Engera clinics (Zizencho, Shebraber, Burat and Galeya-Rogda) visited 77,635 patients, safely delivered 1071 babies and provided 1168 vaccinations. In addition, Engera provided training and support funding to the Maganesse, Getche and Dakuna clinics, which served 42,783 people. Our vision is for a healthy community in the Gurage region and for access to decent health care for anyone who needs it. Crucial to achieving this goal is the development of the skills of new health professionals and the updating of existing skills to ensure sustainable change. Engera-funded scholarships unlocked the potential of several members of the local community who are now an integral part of the healthcare team.
Sennayit is 24 years old. Thanks to funding from Engera, she trained as a midwife eight years ago at Hossana Health Science College. There were no midwives at the time and she had no medical experience. Sennayit is now the most experienced midwife of the nine closest clinics.
Dawit is 23 and has been working at the Zizencho health center for five years. He is an only child and therefore the only supplier for his family and comes from a very disadvantaged background. Previously he worked in the field for a daily wage. However, with Engera funding, he earned a three-year degree from Hossana Health Science College. He now he has a steady job as a lab technician. Now he has a secure job and stability; he wants to get a degree to increase his salary.