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Health Ministry receives 1.2 million Euros in medical equipment support

The German Development Cooperation, the Bavarian Office for Africa and Menschen für Menschen (MfM) donate cutting-edge medical equipment to conflict affected regions in northern Ethiopia.

During a handover ceremony held at the MfM Project Coordination Office on Wednesday June 28, the medical equipment which is valued at 1.2 million Euros was transferred to the Ministry of Health in the presence of Health Minister, Dr. Lia Tadesse, German Ambassador, Stephan Auer, Director General of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Dirk Meyer, MfM Country Representative, Yilma Taye and Tsion Kifle, Head of Bavarian Office for Africa.

The medical assets handed over included a wide range of essential medical equipment, such as ventilators, diagnosis machinery, laboratory equipment, operation room facilities, ICU machinery, maternity facilities as well as ward and admission facilities.

The medical equipment are said to support health facilities in Ethiopia, including the conflict-affected  Amhara, Afar and Tigray regions, by enhancing healthcare services and facilities in these areas, ultimately benefiting local communities and individuals in need.

As indicated, the provision of specialized training for medical and technical personnel, also guarantees the effective utilization of the equipment’s clinical capabilities, thereby effectively addressing the diverse needs of individuals and local communities.

As part of the post-war recovery and rehabilitation program, MfM imported medical equipment worth one million Euros, financed by Bavaria State Chancellery, for 22 health institutions (12 hospitals and 10 health centers) located in Amhara and Afar regions. The support was based on prior assessment and identified needs of the health institutions.

Menschen für Menschen Country Representative, Yilma Taye said on the occasion that during the conflict MfM has been significantly involved in emergency relief in Amhara, Afar and Tigray regions.

“In post conflict intervention, the Foundation has again taken commitment of rehabilitation and reconstruction programs and donation of the medical equipment,” Yilma said, adding, “The support will enable the health institutions, which lost their infrastructure and will thus serve the community by functioning at full capacity.”

MfM Foundation, an international development and humanitarian organization has diligently served the people of Ethiopia for well over four decades. The Foundation is currently implementing 14 integrated rural development projects in various regions of the country.