Project #16418

Dr. Morris Cerullo Teaching Hospital in Kamashi

by Kissito Healthcare International, Inc.


The project aims to equip a new hospital building with medical supplies and equipment in the remote and rural Kamashi Zone in Ethiopia. Kamashi is located in west Ethiopia and has a population of 88,028. There is no hospital within 100 km (62 mile) radius. Therefore,KHI began constructing a hospital here to serve the population's health needs. KHI needs your help to ship containers with needed medical equipment, and transport them over land and sea to the community's first hospital.
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Kamashi Zone has a population of 88,028, yet no hospital facility. The area is remote and rural. There are approximately 21,391 women of reproductive age, yet only 14% of deliveries are attended by skilled professionals. Obstetric complications are some of the leading causes of death. Other leading ailments among adults and children necessitate hospital care: trauma, pneumonia, asthma, malaria, anemia, tuberculosis, diabetes and neonatal sepsis.


The project will fully equip the first block of the hospital. The equipment will enable these health services to begin within the year: labor & delivery, child & adult outpatient care, radiology, lab tests, pharmacy and more. KHI has partnered with a leading international medical equipment organization to procure high quality equipment at a reasonable cost. Once the equipment is installed, KHI and the local government will open the doors to begin providing lifesaving healthcare.

Long-Term Impact

This project will also serve neighboring zones that lack hospital care. In total, it is estimated the hospital will benefit over 250,000 people. Simultaneous to block one equipping, construction continues. Within 2 to 3 years, the facility will add the following: pediatrics, emergency, operation and intensive care. KHI will facilitate training to scale the hospital to a teaching facility; therefore also empowering medical professionals who will carry their acquired skills to other rural areas.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Kissito Healthcare International, Inc.

Location: Roanoke, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jennifer Bell
Roanoke, VA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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