The training was provided in two phases and involved the participation of 37 healthcare providers.

Haramaya University Hiwot Fana Comprehensive Specialized Hospital installed vital medical equipment and trained professionals on their utilization. Also, ICU experts were sent to Garamulata General Hospital for capacity building, and 26 healthcare providers received ICU training on care and machine utilization.

participation of 37 healthcare Photo

Garamulata hospital documented a significant drop in Neonatal death and referral after these interventions. And five of the trainees were attached to Hiwot Fana Comprehensive Specialized Hospital’s ICU for one week and received additional training. Hiwot Fana Comprehensive Specialized Hospital also maintained the medical equipment of Garamulata General Hospital, including the installation of two mechanical ventilators.

Recognition photo

Dr Abdi Amin, Medical Director of Hiwot Fana Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, explained that many patients referred to the hospital arrived in critical condition after traveling long distances and that the hospital had saved many lives despite staff and resource shortages. However, many precious lives are lost due to preventable causes and the high unmet needs for intensive care services, including mechanical ventilators, in this part of the country.

Dr Abdi Amin hand Shake  cup photo

Haramaya University is committed to supporting health facilities in their catchment areas based on evidence, demand, feasibility, and the university’s capacity. Haramaya University call on all able stakeholders to support the improvement of healthcare systems and facilities and contribute to saving the lives of many fellow citizens.

Dr Abdi Amin thanked the dedicated experts and staff of Haramaya University Hiwot Fana Comprehensive Specialized Hospital who showed commitment to their community, and their efforts have already saved many poor people in the area.

Haramaya University Hiwot Fana comprehensive specialized hospitals have received recognition for supporting Garamulata General Hospital.

Haramaya University Public & International Relations Directorate