Medical teams deliver aid in Ethiopia
Time frame: Jan. 2007 - Present
Type of Assistance: Medical Team Missions
Ethiopia is still one of the poorest countries in the world. The country has difficulties both with the supply of food and medical care. Often, small hospitals and health posts work without a doctor, especially in rural areas. In the case of illness, many of the people who live in these areas cannot afford transport to the next hospital, not to mention treatment fees.
These are reasons enough for humedica to help by sending medical teams. On missions lasting several weeks, doctors, dentists and other health professionals care for seriously ill and injured patients, especially in villages situated in poor rural areas, whose inhabitants have rare or no access to medical care otherwise.
In order to provide these people at least with some basic medical knowledge, humedica also carries out training courses about topics like hygiene, basic medicine and disease prevention.
All these measures are supposed to help the rural population protect their own health in the long term.
Articles about our work for this project
When Western meets traditional medicinePhysician Michael Scholten visits Kara clinic in Ethiopia2019/08/02„Here Western and traditional medicine come together – and learn from one another“, Michael Scholten was happy to report from Kara in Ethopia.read more
- Project Stories:
A review by humedica practitioner Anna Müller„The Kara intervention has it´s own special challenges.“2017/12/13Together with five other humedica volunteers the practitioner Anna Müller went to South Ethiopia in October to provide medical care for the members of the ...read more
- Project Stories:
The Kara tribe: help at the other end of the worldhumedica intervention team ensures the continued health care of the Kara tribe2017/07/07For five years now humedica engages for the Kara, a tribe living a simple rustic life in the South of Ethiopia: first by sending out regularly German medica...read more
- Breaking News:
humedica opens health care station for the Kara tribe2017/05/18Since five years humedica is running a health project in the South of Ethiopia to improve the health care of the indigenous tribe of the Kara. The Kara, who...read more
Hilfe für den Stamm der Kara2016/11/29Wie ein Hilfseinsatz fernab einer modernen Umgebung funktioniert, berichtet unser ehrenamtlicher Arzt Michael Scholten in seinem aktuellen Einsatzblog.read more