Since many years Top Glass is supporting the CLINIC OF MEKY IN ALEMTEMA, ETHIOPIA


The program includes examination and laboratory service, pharmacy, vaccination, deliveries, tuberculosis prevention and treatment program and food supplementation distribution for malnourished children.

If you want also to support the project please make a donation through the following bank transfer at:

Beneficiary Name: Society of Missionary Sisters, Servants of Holy Spirit
Bank: Commercial Bank of Ethiopia
Account: 0172425931700
Bank Address: Addis Abeba Branch
Email: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. Commercial Bank of Ethiopia International Banking Division P.O.Box 255, Addis Abeba , Ethiopia
Swift Code: CBETETAA
Purpose of Payment: Donation for the support of Meky had Alentema

Meki Clinic Ethiopia


December 2015 - Last letter received from Clinic of Meky in Alemtema, Ethiopia.

Many greetings from Ethiopia to you.
As the year comes to the end I am sending few words describing our activities in Alemtena Clinic during past 11 months [January to November 2015].
You know already two main components of our activities – preventive and curative efforts to improve the quality of life, especially health, of the population of 24,865 people in our catchment area that includes Alemtena town and six surrounding villages.
Thanks to your financial help we were able to address such problems as malnutrition, medical treatment for those unable to pay for medicines, visits to hospital for patients who needed referral and were unable to meet the cost of transportation, further investigation and treatment. We provided food for people living with HIV/AIDS in critical moments when their health condition prevented them from work, till their recovery.
Pregnant women received free vitamins and iron tablets supplementation in order to prevent anemia that is common when multiple pregnancies are accompanied with hard work, scarcity of food or lack of nutritious diet. We were able to maintain generator that served well when frequent cuts of electric power happened in this area.
That made possible good functioning of laboratory equipment, delivery room and fridge, preserving medicines and vaccines in right temperature. It was also essential for sterilizing instruments.
We equipped drug store with new shelves, cupboards and two electric fans for maintaining right temperature in the store. This year in September, one young woman completed with our financial help her three year training as druggist. One of our employees, working in the clinic as Junior Nurse, started in the end of November upgrading program for BSC Nursing.
We believe that good education is a great asset for young people and for our clinic and service we provide here. It is also meant as motivation factor for continuing serving in our institution. We have experience of staff rotation and applying for better paid job in NGOs after getting experience and confidence in our clinic.
Now I would like to mention just few individual cases. Three months ago, two months old baby girl was brought for treatment. Her mother passed away one month after delivering the child at home. It was not possible to identify the cause of her death because she was never brought for treatment. The baby was only 2,3 kg, severely malnourished. Father of the child could not effort to provide milk for her. Today the child is five months, with baby milk she gains weight and although still not fully recovered, she is 5,8 kg. The amount of Baby Milk needed for one week costs 185.00 Birr. For comparison, daily wages for a worker vary from 40.00 to 80.00 Birr depending how heavy the labor is. Hardly any poor family without permanent income, can effort buying milk. There are many cases like this one and still many maternal deaths happening, in spite of education advising institutional delivery. Next case is also connected with home delivery. It is birth injury caused to the child due to complications during delivery and unskilled birth attendant. The child has spine deformity caused by force used by the attendant. We were unable to help this family in our clinic but we helped financially to send the child to hospital and follow the treatment.
On 1st December, the International Day of People Living with HIV/AIDS, we celebrated in solidarity with them the gift of life. The clinic staff prepared special program that included lunch, health education, spiritual input and entertainment. The children from kindergarten were a part of entertainment team with their singing and dancing. I want to add that six of our school children are HIV positive, on antiretrovirant treatment, and great many of them, although not HIV positive, are half or full orphans from HIV positive parents. During morning gathering, both in kindergarten and primary school, the clinic staff introduced that day the topic of HIV/AIDS in simple words, encouraging solidarity, respect and care.
The statistics from the last 5 months activities follow:

• 2,052 children
• growth monitoring was provided for 3,154 children
• 2,229 sick children were treated and given medication,
• 7,560 adult patients were treated,
• 1,787 pregnant women entered antenatal and PMTCT program,
• health education was given to 8,430 participants,
• VCT was provided to 481 volunteers,
• PICT was provided to 602 patients.

Concluding this letter I wish to thank you sincerely for your contribution into our work in this very tangible way, sharing your financial resources with us and allowing us to be a channel that reaches others.
I wish you peace and a Happy New Year.