Ethiopia to build US$51m hospital in Amhara

28 July 2014

The Amhara Regional State in Ethiopia has embarked on an array of activities to raise funds for the construction of the Wollo Tertiary Health Care and Teaching Hospital. The estimated cost of the construction project is US$51m.

The project will consist of a three-storey building for the hospital, two-storey building for teaching, and three apartments each with three-storey accommodation for dormitories and housing for teachers.

The Sate of Amhara is located in the north western and north central part of Ethiopia with an estimated population of 14 million people – mainly agricultural. This region is one of the largest in Ethiopia, and the hospital is aimed at making health services readily available in the rural areas.

Although Ethiopia has a free universal primary health care policy, most women in the rural areas have to walk for many kilometers to access these services.

The Ethiopian government has made great strides in accomplishing their millennium development goals – one of which is quality healthcare.
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