Kola Diba Health Centre Upgrade

  • Leicester Lead: Christine Iliffe
  • Gondar Lead: Dr Shitaye Alemu

The waiting area at the Kola Diba Health Centre near Gondar.

The first phase of the redevelopment of the Kolladiba Health Centre, which serves a population of 480,000 people, seeing between 500-600 patients each week, has now been completed.

Fundraising for this project has been very successful over the early part of the year raising over £9000, with fun sponsored walks, bicycle rides, fetes and also raffles. 

Further support was offered by the Rotary Club of Leicester De Montfort who agreed to purchase the motorbike ambulance for the centre.  The motorbike ambulance has now reached Kola Diba Health Centre and is being used to transport critically ill patients, saving hours of travelling, saving countless lives.

A research project is due to begin soon to assess the impact of the motorbike ambulance in the community. 

Planned upgrades to the delivery rooms have been completed.  This has meant a bright new coat of paint with new delivery beds and equipment.

The 3 midwives from the centre attended a training workshop run in Hawassa (Southern Ethiopia) to provide then with enhanced skills to ensure safer births for the centre's mothers.

There has also been a generator sourced locally which will help the centre cope during the frequent power outages saving many valuable lives.

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Further fundraising events are planned to support this initiative.  Please visit our Fundraising Events page for details of forthcoming events.

Update 2015

With support from the Leicester De Montfort Trust Rotary Club - a new HIV Mothers Group Project has begun to help women who are HIV positive to start to earn a living and learn skills. See project page

Update November 2012

Reports from Rebecca Crooks and Rachel Gasgoine involved in pioneering midwifery training for health centre and Gondar Hospital midwifery staff.

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If you are interested in this project, from either the project development or fund-raising point-of-view, please contact Christine Iliffe christine.iliffe@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

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