Presentation on theme: "Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia. “Cradle of Civilization” Geopolitics Living conditions Ethiopia’s situation."— Presentation transcript:
Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia
“Cradle of Civilization” Geopolitics Living conditions Ethiopia’s situation
Population 75 Million inhabitants 50% national health coverage 80% live in rural areas GNP per capita $105 per year Addis Ababa Lalibella
Children’s Health issues 600,000 children between 5 and 15 years old are at risk of developing strep throat infections twice a year. About 120,000 are estimated to develop rheumatic fever every year. The young are at high risk of developing rheumatic heart diseases. Patients die at and early age of complications like intractable congestive heart failure and arrhythmia, absent surgery of valvular lesions.
Country’s Health System
“The only thing that stands between 24 million children and endemic heart disease risk is a small group working out of a storage container in Addis Ababa.” Dr. Belay Abegaz
CHFE - making a difference THREEFOLD OBJECTIVES Curative Preventive Developmental
Current Office 900 children airlifted to the US, Great Britain, Israel, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and other countries 150 cared for by visiting medical teams from the US and Great Britain
CHFE excellent connections Influential Board members Active partners and associates Business, civic, governmental and academic support. International support.
CHFE Staff Mrs. Selamnesh T/Haimanot Medical Social Worker Director and Board Secretary: Ato Tesfaye Birhanu, Director The Children's Heart Fund of Ethiopia P. O. Box 2382 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tel / Administration Archives Johannes Transportation Ms. Yemisratch Atnaf PR Officer
CHFE Cardiac Center Being built on the premises of the Black Lion hospital in Addis Ababa. Sample of accommodations: 2 operating rooms 2 Recovery rooms Anesthesia rooms 10 patient rooms Intensive care unit
CHFE Cardiac center construction progress Ahead of schedule for completion before year end. “Delivering quadruplets” Four important elements must come together for its successful operating completion: 1. Hospital 2.Equipment 3.Manpower development 4.Ensuring sustainability by establishing a fund generating program
CHFE cardiac center “the point of no return”
CHFE research and education Addis Ababa University Medical School
CHFE – Regional magnet Reason for name CHFE and not ECHF
CHFE Future Rehabilitation Center Income generation building Rehabilitation center Accommodations for visiting teams, specialists, etc. Guest house for parents traveling with children CHFE administration offices Cafeteria, etc.
CHFE – International support
HTC – CHFE Linking Arms
CHFE: International Partners and supporters Healing the Children Chain of Hope Project C.U.R.E. Save a Child’s Heart Medical teams from the US, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany (Leipzig University), Israel. Children airlifted to all these countries, as well as Italy and India.
Chain of Hope proposes to supply the Pediatric Cardiac Center with TWO Cardiac Catheterization Labs Equipment necessary for the Operating Rooms and Intensive Care Unit Enter into a five year contract with CHFE and the Medical University of Addis Ababa to develop a curriculum for the training of Cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, adult cardiologists and other essential professionals, who will be duly licensed nationally and hopefully will attain international accreditation. This contract could be renewed for an additional period of up to five years. In addition to the treating of patients and the training of professionals, C of H has offered to establish a Research Center on Rheumatic Heart Disease. A WONDEFUL OPPORTUNITY The proposal moves up the completion date of the Pediatric Cardiac Center and adds urgency to fundraising efforts, prompting a call for support from the Ethiopian Diaspora.
we are invited!
Donations Healing the Children National P.O. Box 9065 Spokane, WA Online: To make an online donation please see the HTC website at under “For Donors” tab. Checks should be made payable to Healing the Children and designated to CHFE. Please note that all money goes directly to the Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia. Healing the Children National P.O. Box 9065 Spokane, WA Online: To make an online donation please see the HTC website at under “For Donors” tab. Checks should be made payable to Healing the Children and designated to CHFE. Please note that all money goes directly to the Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia. US donations and support for the Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia should be sent to Healing the Children or to CHFE at: Children's Fund of Ethiopia P. O. Box Eagan, MN address Federal Identification Number Children's Fund of Ethiopia P. O. Box Eagan, MN address Federal Identification Number