Eye ailments, AIDS, malaria and infections are among the biggest threats. Few people in rural Ethiopia have easy access to good medical treatment.
We are working on improving health care facilities by providing rural health centres with medical equipment to enable operations and organize immunization programmes. An important role is also played by HIV/AIDS education, advice on the avoidance of diseases and family planning. Training programmes for nursing staff and awareness-raising campaigns ensure the sustainability of the measures.
Dirty, bacterially contaminated water
> Poor or one-sided nutrition
> Poor hygienic conditions
> Lack of information on the avoidance or treatment of diseases
> Inadequate or non-existent medical care
Menschen für Menschen conducts training seminars on HIV prevention, immunization, hygiene, safe obstetrics or eye health. They are addressed to medical staff such as nurses, health advisers and traditional midwives. Eye surgery is carried out by specially trained employees of Menschen für Menschen or by specialists.
Dabash Bekele from the Wore Illu project area performs trachoma treatments.
Basic medical care
> Family planning
> HIV/AIDS prevention
> Healthcare facilities
> Support for individual cases
The measures to provide and improve government healthcare provision are embedded in numerous other activities for information and awareness-raising in the population. Social workers are actively engaged in the villages and schools to educate population on topics such as the importance of hygiene in avoiding infections and parasitic diseases, maintenance of eye health, methods of family planning or protection from HIV infection.
will pay for trichiasis operations for five persons.
will pay medical material for health posts for two months
will enable 30 children to be vaccinated against ten diseases.