June 2013 | Surgeries and Hospital Development

Working with local Ethiopian medical staff, EHA Surgery teams mentored their local counterparts and performed 200 life-saving surgeries during this 10 day mission. Developing and oversight of Negele Arsi Hospital and Health College was also a top priority for this mission.

Mission Results
  • 250 life-saving surgeries
  • Completion of Gode Health Center – a community health facility with 8 patient rooms, a pharmacy and urgent care surgical suite for emergency obstetric care and minor surgeries.
  • Sight visit and oversight of Negele Arsi Hospital and Health Center
  • Discussions and recruitment search for Hospital leadership

EHA’s Mission team — their friendship, compassion and generosity — remind me that medicine and care is more than clinical process, patients will not remember what procedures made them better, patients will always remember how we made them feel. Thank you for the life lessons, Ethiopia Health Aid.

Mesfin Negussie, MD

Medical Director, Adama General Hospital and Health College