ZOSLU Gondar 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 Gondar, Ethiopia. BPI aims to open its first Ethiopia based healthcare facility in Gondar to serve the approximately 7 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 Gondar to be net positive energy and water supply. Zoslu Gondar is planned to provide capacity building to the local healthcare providers community as well as to all supportive services the the Zoslu campus.
Ethiopia , officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north and northeast,Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 90 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well as the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.
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 Gondar 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.
Gondar or Gonder is a city and separate woreda in Ethiopia. Located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, Gondar is north of Tana Lake on the Lesser Angereb River and southwest of the Simien Mountains. It has a latitude and longitude of 12°36′N 37°28′E with an elevation of 2133 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by the Gondar Zuria woreda.
Gondar previously served as the capital of both the Ethiopian Empire and the subsequent Begemder Province. The city holds the remains of several royal castles, including those in Fasil Ghebbi (the Royal Enclosure), for which Gondar has been called the "Camelot of Africa".
Based on the 2007 Census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), this Zone has a total population of 2,929,628, an increase of 40.26% over the 1994 census, of whom 1,486,040 are men and 1,443,588 women; with an area of 45,944.63 square kilometers, Semien Gondar has a population density of 63.76. While 462,700 or 15.79% are urban inhabitants, a further 2,148 or 0.07% are pastoralists. A total of 654,803 households were counted in this Zone, which results in an average of 4.47 persons to a household, and 631,509 housing units. The main ethnic group reported in Semien Gondar was the Amhara (97.84%); all other ethnic groups made up 2.16% of the population. Amharic was spoken as a first language by 98.32%; the remaining 1.62% spoke all other primary languages reported. 95.38% practiced Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, and 4.29% of the population said they were Muslim
About ZOSLU Gondar
In 2014, Better Place International in partnership the city administration local health community and the leadership of Amhara with our international partners, AECOM designed and will build, manage, and train healthcare professionals. In collaboration with The University of Gondar Medical School, 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 7 Million population Zoslu Gondar will be the first ultra modern healthcare facility in Ethiopia. With 16 Intervention Care ( operating rooms) , modern Emergency Care and state of the art Critical Care services Zoslu Gondar 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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