Friday, June 15, 2007

Vision & Commitment: Textsbooks for Black Lion Hospital

In February, ALIF engaged in a joint initiative to purchase pertinent textbooks for medical students and residents of Black Lion Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through fundraising and awareness raising events the team of Dr. Eiman Abdulrahman, Eyoel Getachew and others were able to secure the funds to purchase the following textbooks at their respective cost:

Avery's Diseases of The Newborn
2 copies (59 British pounds)

Nelson's textbook of Pediatrics, International Edition
9 copies (28 British pounds)

Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, Steven Gabbe
1 copy (59 British pounds)

Total cost in US Dollars $890.

This initiative was the vision of Dr. Eiman Abdulrahman, and thus it would be fitting to end with her thoughts about this project.

The following is a letter written by Dr. Abdulrahman:

Books for Black Lion Hospital Department of PediatricsThis initiative is the result of seeing the need for textbooks after doing a rotation as a graduated medical student at Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Black Lion Hospital is the only government owned tertiary care center serving not only the heavy populated capital city Addis Ababa, but also persons who walk miles from the rural areas to seek health care. While the hospital is a teaching center, the library holds very few up-to-date textbooks that medical students and residents need to read about their patient’s diseases.

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