Visited Patients 2022
Recently built Clinics
Safe Deliveries 2022
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Through a scholarship from Engera, Sennayet trained as a midwife eight years ago at the Hossana Health Science College. At that time, there were no midwives at the Zizencho health center, and she did not have medical experience, but she wanted to learn more about midwifery. Sennayet is now the most experienced midwife out of the nearest nine health facilities. She plans to continue her professional development and further her skills.
She says: "When I started working at the health center, the community didn't know about going to a hospital to give birth. Women came on stretchers to give birth, but it was too late. But now they walk here before it's too late. Serving my own community gives me great satisfaction."
Dawit has been working at the Zizencho Health Center for five years. He is an only child and thus the sole provider for his family. He used to work in the fields for a daily wage. However, with Engera's support, he was able to earn a diploma from Hossana Health Science College. Now he has a permanent job as a lab technician and he has recently been awarded a scholarship by Engera to pursue a degree at Hossana Health Science College.
After working in the clinic for six years with a diploma, Endale received a scholarship to study for a degree. He has also received training in dentistry and, once a week is responsible for extracting teeth. He also carries out outreach which includes giving people their vaccinations.
He says: "Attat hospital is 52 kilometers away. When a mother is in labor without medical care nearby she will likely die because she can’t walk to Attat hospital. Our society is uneducated. They are a rural society. Many elderly people live in this countryside. The youth don’t go to school. Now that the clinic is here, many mothers come, and after they give birth, we care for them. We give them clothes and encourage them. If they are at risk, we give maternal care. "
Engera runs and helps run seven health facilities that provide care to over 140,000 people without access to health care: 35% of this population are children. Most families live on only a few hundred dollars a year. In 2022, staff from four Engera health facilities (Zizencho, Shebraber, Burat and Galeya-Rogda) visited 77,508 patients, safely delivered 1251 babies and provided 1251 vaccinations. In addition, Engera provided training and support funding to the Maganesse, Getche and Dakuna health centers, which served 62,928 people. Our vision is for healthy communities in the areas where we work 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.