ZOSLU Adama Ethiopia
In 2014, BPI decided to launch a programme to provide helthcare services including obstetric and neonatal support and paediatric care for children under five, in Adama, Ethiopia. BPI aims to open its first Ethiopia based healthcare facility in Adama to serve the approximately 3 million Ethiopians in the city surrounding areas. While Ethiopians have government coverage for some basic healthcare services, specialty surgeries and other procedures are often too far away or expensive to be accessible by the average Ethiopian.
The aim was to leapfrog healthcare delivery by providing an ultramodern healthcare facility with advance focus specialties that not only will reduce infant mortality, as well as the number of deaths during pregnancy and childbirth, but will be financially independent and sustainable and will provide an anchor for community economic development. Using green energy and local treated water we planned Zoslu Adama to be net positive energy and water supply. Zoslu Adama is planned to provide capacity building to the local healthcare providers community as well as to all supportive services the the Zoslu campus.
Some of the oldest evidence for anatomically modern humans has been found in Ethiopia, which is widely considered the region from which Homo sapiens first set out for the Middle East and points beyond With a median population age of 18 years, the Ethiopian health care market remains largely underserved. As sub-Saharan Africa’s fifth largest economy, Ethiopia’s $51 billion GDP grew 10.4% in 2013, and is poised to continue growing at around 11% in the coming years. Together with a population of around 90 million, the need and opportunity to impact healthcare are enormous.
We believe our involvement in Adama will complement local and international efforts which will enable Ethiopians to realize a higher standard of living, as well as an increased quality of life.
Despite Ethiopia’s recent impressive economic successes, widespread health issues, roadway accidents, and workplace injuries sadly plague the population. The Ethiopian government estimates that the over 2,500 automobile deaths in 2010 have result in as much as a 1 percent loss in GDP (WHO). Furthermore, the under-five mortality rate is still 64.5 per 1,000.
Adama, also known as Nazret or Nazreth, is a city in central Ethiopia and the previous capital of the Oromia Region. Adama forms a Special Zone of Oromia and is surrounded by Misraq Shewa Zone. It is located at 8.54°N 39.27°E at an elevation of 1712 meters, 99 km southeast of Addis Ababa. The city sits between the base of an escarpment to the west, and the Great Rift Valley to the east.
Adama is a busy transportation center. The city is situated along the road that connects Addis Ababa with Dire Dawa. A large number of trucks use this same route to travel to and from the seaports of Djibouti . Additionally, the new Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad runs through Adama.
Adama University (formerly Adama Technical Teachers College) is located in Adama.
The city name Adama may have been derived from the Oromo word adaamii, which means a cactus or a cactus-like tree. More specifically, adaamii means Euphorbia candelabrum, a tree of the spurge family, while hadaamii would mean Indian fig.
Based on the 2007 Census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), this city has a total population of 220,212, an increase of 72.25% over the population recorded in the 1994 census, of whom 108,872 are men and 111,340 women.
Adama is de facto the capital of Oromia region. The 2007 census reported Oromia's population at over 27 million, making it the largest state in population and area.
About ZOSLU Adama
In 2014, Better Place International in partnership the city administration local health community, the leadership of Oromia region and with our international partners, AECOM designed and will build, manage, and train healthcare professionals. In collaboration with Adama Science and Technology University, USA and Canadian Universities, and Samsung, BPI will lead the effort to overcome current healthcare delivery obstacles in a simplified, yet sophisticated integration of processes. Together these will form regional networks of skill and capabilities that thrust Africa’s healthcare delivery into the forefront of advanced medical futures and the local economy forward to meet growing demands. This centralized healthcare facility will incorporates healing as well as learning, ideas developed from a combination of working in a region that has seen little change and inspiration from James Cameron’s idyllic movie, Avatar. From this movie came the inspiration for the facility name, the Zoslu, which comes from the constructed language of Na’vi that was meticulously created by Dr. Paul Frommer, literally meaning “to get fixed, heal and become well." This is not just a fantasy, but a very real and much needed service that will be provided by BPI’s unique facility, the Zoslu to its local community.
Service a population of 4 Million population Zoslu Adama will be the second ultra modern healthcare facility in Ethiopia. With 16 Intervention Care ( operating rooms) , modern Emergency Care and state of the art Critical Care services Zoslu Adama will leapfrog healthcare delivery and become the point of reference for Personalized medicine with Value Based Operation management, Advanced mobile and cloud technologies and a delightful design all focus is made of patient and staff centricity.
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