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Ethiopia

 

Population: 93,877,025

Total Area: 1,104,300 sq km (slightly less than twice the size of Texas)

Official Language: Amharic

Ethnic Groups: Oromo 34.5%, Amhara (Amara) 26.9%, Somali (Somalie) 6.2%, Tigray (Tigrigna) 6.1%, Sidama 4%, Gurage 2.5%, Welaita 2.3%, Hadiya 1.7%, Afar (Affar) 1.7%, Gamo 1.5%, Gedeo 1.3%, other 11.3%

Religion: Ethiopian Orthodox 43.5%, Muslim 33.9%, Protestant 18.6%, traditional 2.6%, Catholic 0.7%, other 0.7%

Clinic – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Summit Clinic is a community health center in the rural areas of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The clinic was built by donations from employees of Florida Hospital and others donors. It provides outpatient health services to the community and is hoping to expand its services to include gastroenterology and dentistry.

Learning Village

   The Learning Village is a school located in the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Over 750 children attend school at the Learning Village from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. In 2013, Florida Hospital raised the money to expand the preschool/kindergarten program. On our most recent trip to Ethiopia the children from the school were given health assessments and were also able to attend Creation Health presentations. 

Project Updates

In October 2013 a group of 40 Florida Hospital employees were at the Learning Village and Summit Clinic to provide physicals, eye exams, and to teach the principles of Creation Health to people of the surrounding community. Click HERE for more information about this trip. If you would like to watch an FHTV News special on the Ethiopia Medical Mission Trip click HERE

In January 2012 a Florida Hospital team travelled to Ethiopia to establish ultrasound and physical therapy services. Click HERE for complete information about this trip.  

In October 2010 a group of Florida Hospital physicians and healthcare professionals travelled to Ethiopia to extend the healing ministry and met with Ethiopian authorities to discuss expanding our presence in their community.