Quest’anno il nostro supporto alla Clinica della Missione della Consolata in Etiopia è ancora più importante

Da 25 anni Top Glass sostiene la Clinica gestita dalle Missioni della Consolata in Etiopia, più precisamente ad Alemtena.
Ogni anno facciamo un’importante donazione, utilizzando un budget che include anche i regali di Natale che avremmo fatto per i clienti e fornitori, per sostenere le attività mediche e di prevenzione per tutta la popolazione dei villaggi intorno alla Clinica.

Oltre alle attività quotidiane, quest’anno la Missione ha dovuto organizzare ed attuare tutte le necessarie misure di protezione per il contenimento della diffusione del virus COVID19.

La quarantena ha purtroppo causato la perdita del lavoro da parte di molte famiglie. Questo ha limitato la possibilità di accesso al cibo ed ha causato lo sviluppo di molte malattie legate alla malnutrizione.

Le normali attività della clinica non si sono tuttavia mai fermate ed finora è stato garantito a tutti l’accesso ai servizi sanitari fondamentali.
La clinica continua a fornire alla comunità servizi che comprendono esami di laboratorio, medicinali, vaccinazioni, prevenzione della tubercolosi, terapie e prevenzione da virus HIV, programmi di distribuzione di cibo supplementare per bambini affetti da malnutrizione.
Nella lettera trovate una panoramica dettagliata di tutte le attività svolte dalla Clinica nel 2020.

Quest’anno sicuramente il nostro supporto è ancora più importante.
Qualora intendeste partecipare con un contributo, riportiamo gli estremi bancari della clinica per poter effettuare una donazione.

Beneficiary Name: Society of Missionary Sisters, Servants of Holy Spirit
Bank: Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Account:  0172425931700
Bank Address:  Addis Abeba Branch
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
International Banking Division
P.O.Box 255, Addis Abeba , Ethiopia
Swift Code:  CBETETAA
Purpose of Payment: Donation for the support of the Meky hospital in Alentema


Pubblichiamo l’ultima lettera ricevuta dalla Missione con la descrizione delle attività svolte durante l’anno 2020.

Dear friends,
Greetings from Alemtena. As the year 2020 is going to the end we reflect what have had happened during this time.
I would like to thank each one of you on behave of our beneficiaries for your constant prayer and financial support we always received. With your generous support we continue to serve 25,886 people giving them good quality of preventive and curative service in our Medium Clinic and villages around.
With the spreading of Covid 19 disease all over the world our lives has change in the direction we do not want or accept. We ask ourselves why this happened …..what is the reason of that……what we have to learn from this experience…
Still each day people are dying because of this virus, maybe our friends, neighbors, our family members pass away unexpected … time to say goodbye … time to grieve…… no time to accompany them the last way.
Our hope never deceive us and we strongly believe that the time will come when God will wipe away our tears and take away our sorrows.
Our work in the clinic also had change and we need to respond to the need of our people whom we serve.
Was time when, because of quarantine, people lost jobs and family do not have food to eat so we were providing them with necessary food items.
Many people got sick ,because of lack of good food and no resistance of body to any infection or bacteria.

Our staff is giving necessary trainings for people on how to prevent our self and our families from the Covid 19.
The staff got necessary training organized by Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat in Addis Abeba to strengthen the awareness among people about the symptoms and results of the sickness.
We are providing masks and disinfectants, soap and powder soap to give the minimum protection from the virus.
Our patients who are entering the mission and clinic compound are check with temperature and there is also place for washing the hands. This actions are strictly observed. Instead of all we continue our routine preventive and curative services daily. Many patients are coming to ask for basic information and supplies for protection.
Nobody until now was sent back without getting essential help.
I would like also to write about our daily activities in our clinic:
– 15,765 patients received medical treatment, laboratory and pharmacy service
– 4,563 children <1 year old were vaccinated in the clinic and in 6 surrounding villages.
– 2,124 pregnant women received TT vaccine preventing Tetanus
– 2,102 women attended ANC /Antenatal care/. All of them were included in PMTCT program/Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV virus/.
All pregnant women received free anemia preventing drugs and vitamins.
– 103 attended VCT with 1HIV positive case. There were many others who volunteered for testing but due to the lack of diagnostic kits we were not able to provide other service for them than counseling. The kits are distributed by government health institutions only. Unfortunately we have no influence on the amount of kits provided.
– 436 patients entered PIHCT program with 2 HIV positive cases
– 4,473 children < 5 years old attended growth monitoring sessions with malnutrition assessment. Children in need were provided with supplementary food.
– 5,152 sick children were treated for various diseases, mainly respiratory truck infections, diarrhea, skin infections and malnutrition.
– We continue providing 24 hours delivery service and PNC.
Now in all the country the prices of medicines and salary increase very much.
With our income we cannot fulfil all the difficulties and requirements of the Health ministry. We still serve the poor people who cannot pay for their treatment.
Our service will not be possible if we were not bless by you, who help us in any essential need to run the clinic and give the good quality service to all people, with good qualified staff.
Once again I thank you on behalf of our beneficiaries for your financial support in our 25 years of serving in Alemtena Medium Clinic.