Teruwork Gultie, Abraham Mengistu and Alena Skeels
Developing leaders on surgical teams is a key strategy of the Safe Surgery 2020 Initiative now underway in Ethiopia; the goal is to deliver high-quality surgical services and reduce surgery-related deaths.
Dr. Melkamu Baye Agegenehu, a promising young surgeon at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital in Bahir Dar, recognized the challenges faced by staff at the busy hospital in the Amhara Region of northern Ethiopia. But when his mother became gravely ill, he quickly learned that a lack of supp
To meet the needs of its people, the government of Ethiopia is working to build up its health workforce. As a result, the nurse-to-population ratio rose from 1 per 5,000 in 2009 to 1 per 2,132 in 2014.1 Despite efforts to retain these workers, however, a recent study of nurses working
Nyabor Bandak, a gender counselor at Gambella Teachers Education and Health Science College, vividly remembers the nursing student’s visit to her office. The student, who was well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a nurse, had discovered she was pregnant. Sad and distraug
Ziway, Ethiopia—Spanning more than 10,000 acres, the Alage Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) College sits nestled between the Rift Valley lakes of Abiyata and Shalla some 150 miles south of Addis Ababa. When Haile Berihulay, 28, started teaching at the c
Leguama, Ethiopia—As her pregnancy advanced, Yeworkwuha knew she should seek prenatal care. The 39-year-old mother of six had not intended to have another child, and the news she received earlier in her pregnancy had made Yeworkwuha even more despondent: she had tested positive for HI
Hosanna, Ethiopia—As the community in this southern Ethiopian township grew, the historic hospital in its midst declined. Despite early support from local families and businesses, Nigist Eleni Mohammed Memorial Hospital had deteriorated to a point that patients couldn’t be assured the