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This year our support to AlemTena Clinic in Ethiopia is even more important

Since 25  years Top Glass supports the Clinic run by the Consolata’s Mission in Ethiopia, in Alemtena. Every year we make an important donation, using a budget that includes also Christmas gift we would have made for clients and  suppliers, to support the medical and prevention activities for the entire population of the villages around the Clinic.

Besides the daily activities this year they had also to organize and implement all necessary protection measures to avoid the spread of the COVID19 disease.

The quarantine caused unfortunately the lost of work for many families. This has meant the inability of many people to have access to adequate nourishment and the development of diseases related to malnutrition.

Despite this, the normal work of the clinic has never stopped. They continue to provide services to the community that include: examination and laboratory service, pharmacy, vaccination, tuberculosis prevention, therapies and prevention from HIV.
In the letter below they gave us a detailed overview of all the activities done.

This year our contribution is even more important, and we would like to invite you also to support the clinic and make a donation.

Here you find the bank details:

Beneficiary Name: Society of Missionary Sisters, Servants of Holy Spirit
Bank: Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Account:  0172425931700
Bank Address:  Addis Abeba Branch
Email:   cbemrk@ethionet.et
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

 

We publish the last letter received from the Mission that describes all the activities they made during the year 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 …..no time to say goodbye …..no 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.