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PPE for Healthcare Workers in East Africa

Massive thanks to the ProtoSpace team at the University of Technology Sydney for donating 510 face shields to our COVID-19 support program in East Africa. Led by interns Isaac Garcia and Stuart Kirkwood, a team of “COVID-19 Student Responders” designed and 3D printed hundreds of face shields which were tested using state of the art equipment in ProtoSpace’s advance manufacturing facility. The face shields will be sent to...

Sea Container Packed Full of Medical Equipment for Ethiopia

Last Friday we packed a 40ft sea container for the Nigist Elleni Mohammed Memorial Referral Hospital in Hossana, a city 250 km south west of Addis Ababa. Massive thanks to John, Michael, Les and the team at AWH for your assistance on the day and storage support throughout the year. Thanks also to our energetic packers from the Board and office – Graeme, Amy, Ian, Graham, and Dawn –  for loading 17 hospital beds and 34...

Supporting Female Medical Students in Somaliland

Australian Doctors for Africa has expanded its scholarship program by providing two new scholarships for female medical students in Somaliland. Hafsa and Zainab are studying medicine at the Edna Adan University Hospital in Hargeisa and have been awarded scholarships to cover their university tuition fees for the next three years. “As a young woman, living in Somaliland, the medical school have been a challenging experience....

Thank You Emirates Airline Foundation

A huge thank you to the Emirates Airline Foundation for its generous support in 2019 for our activities in Ethiopia through the donation of 17 return flights and extra baggage allowance. This extraordinary support allowed us to increase our trips to Ethiopia for training and medical assistance and take much needed equipment and supplies to improve health care for orthopaedic patients in hospitals in Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar...

Volunteers Pack Two Sea Containers of Donated Medical Equipment for Madagascar

Massive thanks to dedicated volunteers – Graeme Wilson (Board Member) and Lions Club of Claremont-Nedlands members, Lex Thomson, Leo McManus, Paul Wyndham (excellent scribing again Paul!), Steve Andrews, Jim Davies, John Barnett, Andrew Porteous and Jack Slater – for packing two sea containers last week with donated medical equipment and supplies, destined for our programs and partner hospitals in Tulear and...

Small Obstetrics/Gynaecology Team Makes a Big Difference

The Toowoomba-based volunteer Obstetrics/Gynaecology team of Dr Lanziz Homar (Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and team leader), Dr Garrett Benson (Anaesthetist) and Joshua Hawkins (Theatre Nurse) visited Madagascar for 10 days to provide essential gynaecology and obstetrics services and training at two hospitals. The team conducted 40 consultations, performed 5 major surgical procedures including three hysterectomies, and...