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Restoring accessible healthcare in Ethiopia
Residents of Kinchera Leto saw their new health center wash away nearly 13 years ago, and it was never rebuilt. “We were saddened by the destruction,” says Dinkecha Geda, Chairperson of the village council. “The community was in desperate need of accessible health care service and then when we finally had the service we dreamed of the river came and took everything with it.” Without the resources to rebuild, the loss meant that illness or injury was treated in the home and anyone needing medical attention would have to travel significant distances, sometimes on foot. With the support of the World Health Organization, GOAL assessments identified eight health facilities in the South Western Oromia region in need of assistance, prioritizing the repair of the Kinchera Leto health post and the relaunching of health services. More information.