The Turing Trust’s first computer delivery to a hospital in Ethiopia

The Turing Trust’s first computer delivery to a hospital in Ethiopia

The Turing Trust were very excited to have been contacted recently by NHS Glan Clwyd Hospital, who do some amazing work with Nigist Eleni Mohammed Hospital, in the town of Hossana, Ethiopia. They were looking for a laptop to take out to Ethiopia with them on their next trip.

The link between Glan Clwyd hospital and Hossana was set up in 2006 as part of an NHS-wide initiative encouraging links between health institutions in the UK and hospitals in developing countries. The aims of the link are:

  • to form a long term and productive relationship between our two hospitals
  • to foster friendship and mutual understanding
  • to share education
  • to help build health care capacity in Hossana hospital and local area

Dr Endale, the medical director at Hossana hospital, needed a laptop he could use to run weekly training sessions for other doctors in the hospital.

The team from NHS Glan Clwyd Hospital visited Hossana recently to run their bi-yearly training sessions, and reported back to us that they had a very successful trip. They also delivered the laptop to Dr Endale who was delighted to receive it and who was looking forward to using it to train the medical staff in his hospital. The Turing Trust were happy to help out, and look forward to working with Glan Clwyd hospital and their friends in Hossana in the future.