Rotary Ethiopia donates protective equipment and supplies to Ministry of Health


Rotary in Ethiopia donated personal protective equipment and supplies to the Ministry of Health, as part of its continued support to combat COVID-19 pandemic.
The donated items of an estimated worth of over 427,000 birr include face shields for infection control, eye goggles for medical professionals, pedal operated closed lid dust bins, water tanks with a capacity to hold 3,000 liters, heavy duty cleaning gloves, surgical disposable face mask and reusable cotton face masks.
Rotary in Ethiopia has also donated scrubs suits and tops to the medical professional who are at the forefront combating the COVID-19 pandemic at the Eka Kotebe General Hospital.
The enormity of the challenges that must be tackled to combat the COVID-19 is requiring better organization, effective designing of interventions and systemic approach to solutions, among others. “The need for coordination with the target beneficiaries and national and global endeavors is of paramount importance to make deliveries relevant, quick, impactful and sustainable,” Rotary Ethiopia stated in a press release.
“Rotary in Ethiopia will continue to support Ethiopia’s efforts to combat this pandemic as long as it takes. These endeavors are also part of Rotary’s long-standing commitment and dedication to serve our communities,” the statement further says.
Rotary is a non-political, non-religious and not-for-profit worldwide network of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian services, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and promotes goodwill and peace in the world under its motto of “Service above self”. It was established in 1905 and now operates in more than 220 countries organized in above 35,000 clubs with more than 1.2 million Rotarian members across the globe.
Rotary in Ethiopia has been serving the communities since 1955. Currently there are 21 Rotary clubs in the country. These clubs have daughter Rotaract clubs with members between the age of 18 – 30 and interact clubs with members between ages of 12 to 18. At the moment, there are 15 Rotaract clubs and 20 Interact clubs in the country. With nearly 2000 members across these groups of volunteers, the Rotary movement is expanding fast all over the country with new clubs establishing such as the Rotary Club of Goba, in Bale zone, the Rotary club of Qarsa in Arsi Zone and the Rotary club of Asella in Arsi zone of the Oromia regional state and the Rotary Club of Lalibela in the Amhara regional state, all chartered within the last four months. More clubs are under formation in all the regions of the country with lofty plans of expanding volunteerism, good will and high ethical standards among the youth and adults all over the country.