Mother and Children's Hospital
The Mother and Children's Hospital provides a wide range of health and medical services, including but not limited to: check-ups, vaccines, medications, optometry, labor & delivery, surgery, and emergency medicals services. The hospital was constructed in 2010
When Holt began their family strengthening projects in Shinshichoin 2007, the region's only health clinic desperately needed repairs. Many mothers were forced to gamble on their health, and the health of their children. When children had high fevers or mothers went into labor, they could make the 12-mile journey by foot to the nearest hospital, or hope for the best. Seeing the tremendous need for better medical care, Holt helped revamp the run-down clinic, and more than 50,000 people received care the first year. Still, the clinic couldn’t treat more advanced conditions. At the urging of Shinshicho elders, Holt and officials from Ethiopia began to draft plans for a hospital focused on mother and child health, but equipped to offer life-saving medical care to the 250,000 people who live in the region. The hospital opened its doors in 2014 and has been serving people of the region ever since.
- Ethiopia>Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples