Medical Supplies Arrive at Ethiopia Hospital

9th March 2022

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Samaritan’s Purse airlifted medicine and medical supplies to a hospital in northern Ethiopia so they can restore services to help suffering people. The facility had been devastated by violent conflict and is now recovering.

Samaritan’s Purse has delivered critical medical supplies and equipment to a regional hospital in northern Ethiopia. Conflict in the region over the last 18 months has crippled the medical system and cut off critical, life-saving care from hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians.

In mid-February, our DC-8 aircraft, departed North Carolina carrying more than 13 tonnes of life-saving medical supplies. It touched down in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital.

Among the items provided to the country’s medical system were anaesthesia and X-ray machines, ultrasound equipment, along with an operating table, beds, IV supplies, and other essentials. This week we celebrated with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and hospital staff as these supplies were delivered, bringing a key medical centre online again after many months of incapacity.

“All these patients will soon be receiving a level of care they have not received in a very long time,” said Nick Bechert, a logistics officer with the Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).

“All these patients will soon be receiving a level of care they have not received in a very long time.”

Ryan Lane, director of our Ethiopia office, expressed gratitude for the generosity that allowed the hospital to reopen.

“This was made possible through the many hundreds and thousands of people who have given to ensure the healthcare is able to start here again,” Lane told a gathering commemorating the hospital’s reopening.

Please continue to pray for the many suffering communities in northern Ethiopia. Ask God to restore peace to the region and bring physical and spiritual healing to so many hurting people.

As supplies and equipment arrive in northern Ethiopia, a key medical centre is getting back online and providing care.

As supplies and equipment arrive in northern Ethiopia, a key medical centre is getting back online and providing care.

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