Welcome to Etiopia Witten
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In March of 2008, a large group of doctors from Witten and Münster went on a visit to Ethiopia.
This developed into a humanitarian project in the healthcare sector.
Even today, many Ethiopians still die of diseases that are preventable and easily curable by our standards.
Maternal mortality is at eight(!) percent.
Ethiopia has the same size population as Germany, but only 5,000 practicing doctors compared to Germany’s more than 300,000.
Shortages are everywhere: There is a lack of hospital wards with beds; equipment for operation rooms, intensive care and anesthesia; X-ray machines, computers, telecommunications, the list goes on…
We are mainly looking for medical devices (in working order), wheel chairs, walking aids, measuring instruments, etc.We are also interested in hospital and medical equipment.