Who We Are
Our mission is to build the capacity of Ethiopian healthcare workers through training, equipment, and outcomes research.
Even as challenges mount, we are resolute — in our hope, in our mission, and in our care for the communities and individuals we partner with. From the beginning, two core values have guided our work:
From the ground up, each of our interventions is initiated by an expressed need from within the Ethiopian medical community. We work as peers at the physician, administrative, and systems level. Whether that means skills-based training to master a technique, providing the equipment needed to perform a procedure, or designing a study to understand your outcomes—our role is first to listen, and then work together to design practical solutions.
Our partner physicians in Ethiopia accomplish incredible feats amid intense resource scarcity and complexity. In order to be useful, we rigorously assess the sustainability of each of our interventions. Our goal is equip our partners with the skills and equipment they need to keep providing care long after we depart.
We are resolute in our belief that every person deserves access to well trained and resourced health care professionals, no matter their circumstance. Our ground-up vision for sustainable health systems: to invest over the long-haul in a single country, foster deep roots with a local community, and focus intently on building the skills and equipment capacity of local health care workers.
We are a team of health professionals, business leaders, engineers, advocates, and experts from countless specialties. We pride ourselves in our ability to collaborate, working to transform bold ideas into sustainable solutions that improve health and well-being for all in the long run.