Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Bole donates 6.8 million birr worth of diagnostic, treatment equipment to Afar Region


Rotary Ethiopia’s Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Bole donates birr 6.8 million worth of diagnostic and treatment equipment to the Kalwaan Hospital in Kalwaan Afar Regional State.
Rotary Ethiopia’s Club of Addis Ababa Bole in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Tilt in Belgium together with other clubs in the country, supported by a grant from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Health, Bureau of Health of the Afar Regional Government and the Afar Pastoralist Development Association donated to the Kalwaan Hospital in Gulina – Afar, thirty three types, (and more than fifty items) of modern medical diagnostic and treatment equipment and professional working tools imported from China at a total cost of more than 6.8 million birr.
The list and specifications of the equipment were drawn from the Afar Bureau of health and included; High Frequency X-ray Machines, both static and mobile types, colour-dopplers, ECG Machines, anesthetic machines, digital ultra sound machines, oxygen concentrators, and many other items essentially needed by a modern hospital.
The donations are said to furnish the Kalwaan hospital to not only fill its critical gap after the devastation of the war, but to also elevate the status of the health center by several more steps following its modern diagnostic and treatment outfits upgrade.
Apart from the donation, the project includes installation and commissioning of the equipment at the hospital including training of technical personnel on the application and routine maintenance of the equipment; which will be given by a qualified and highly experienced biomedical engineer assigned by the Saint Peter Referral Hospital in Addis Ababa.
Since its first establishment in the country some 67 years ago, Rotary has participated in health efforts that took millions in direct investment. In the fight against polio, which is now nearly eradicated from the face of the earth, Rotary has funded more than USD38 million for Ethiopians through the ministry of health and has similarly done so through other bilateral and multilateral partnerships since the campaign to eradicate Polio started in 1985.