Who We Are

Who Are We?

The picture hereNeonatal Intensive Care Unity in Ethiopia shows four babies, all from different parents, all being managed on the same bench.

The baby on the far right side just had abdominal surgery and is critically ill. The other three have lesser degrees of illnesses. They all share the same oxygen tubing, intravenous fluids (without any fluid pump), suction catheter and only one radiant warmer attached to the wall. None of them have vital signs monitoring devices attached to them, to show their heart rate, breathing rate, or blood oxygen levels.

The Ethiopian Ministry of Health is implementing many changes to improve the current state, but there is still so much to be done. This is where those of us with professional and/or financial resources can work together to make a positive difference for babies born in Ethiopia.

Out of this belief of making a difference was born Horn of Africa Neonatal Development Services, in short, “HANDS”.

Bedside rounds in Ethiopian neonatal care unitHANDS believes that with some sacrifice on our part, and collaboration and exchange of best practices with the local medical professionals in Ethiopia, we can accomplish our mission and reduce infant mortality and morbidity rates.

To learn more about our organization, please contact Mesfin Woldesenbet using the Contact Us form on this website.