Partnering with public teaching hospitals, we work from the bottom up to build for long-term stability in our partner communities.
Our work has five pillars:
We employ a Teach-the-Teacher model.
The community decides which training physicians and nurses will get across surgical sub-specialties at public teaching hospitals in Ethiopia.
We give hands-on training and provide equipment to Ethiopian physicians to pass on to their students, and perform procedures year-round, long after we leave.
While our missions provide acute, life-saving medical care to patients in need, our primary goal is to train the next generation of world-class physicians in Ethiopia.
With access to digital medical journals, our Ethiopian partners are exceptionally up-to-date on the most recent medical literature.
We supplement and reinforce this learning with classroom-based education across each of our programs.
We help physicians design studies and collect data to understand and inform their work.
We work in a low connectivity setting, where baseline data around many of our projects is unavailable. We mitigate this uncertainty and complexity by building the evidence base for each of our interventions. Not only does this help us improve our work, it builds the in-country capacity to conduct research, and helps organizations and people working in similar settings around the region to inform and improve their work.
We take the long view in working with communities to build sustainable, in-country solutions that impact our broader patient population.
We grapple with deeply complex issues — it is not enough to train, equip, and inform our interventions. We source leading experts across disciplines to help hospitals strengthen their departments, and workflows to provide the best possible care to their patients.