As we are entering a new year, we want to look back at a very busy 2017. All of our endeavors wouldn't be possible without the help of our partners, physicians, volunteers, board, and staff.
Join us in reviewing what we all accomplished this year!
In February, we were featured by eBay Charity to buyers around the world.
At the end of March, our board member Caroline Gikuru traveled to the Mufindi area of Tanzania to meet new partner organizations and provide training to frontline health workers. If your are interested in her report you can read it here. We are so glad to be able to consult on cases of these little patients and this month Case Spotlight is one of them.
In May, members of our team geared up to train for the Pittsburgh and Vancouver Marathon - others ran their favorite route - all to raise funds and awareness for The Addis Clinic.
This year brought several new partner organizations implementing our telemedicine, including Hillside Health Care International in the Toledo District of Belize. Their main focus includes primary medical care, community outreach, health education, and disease prevention. They are doing great work and we're glad to help!
One of the biggest goals we had for this year was met in the Spring. The foundation of The Addis Clinic is the telemedicine platform with which our partners communicate with us and our volunteer physicians. The system has to work with limited access to the internet, has to be simple, easy to use, and completely reliable and safe. We moved to Collegium Telemedicus, which is also used by Doctors Without Borders, and we have received a very positive response from both our partners and volunteer physicians.
The Addis Clinic had our first in person event in NYC this November. We were were able to connect with current supporters and volunteers as well as educate new friends on our work and why it's so important.
In December, our advisory committee member Melissa traveled to Ethiopia. She spent time with current and new partner organizations in Addis Ababa and is working to help us improve our strategies to make our work more accessible to frontline health workers. You will read more about that trip in the newsletter for next month - it's going to be really interesting so look out for that as well.
Looking back makes us even more excited for all the project, initiatives, and plans 2018 has in store for us! Become member of our various communities online: facebook, instagram, and sign up for our newsletter to make sure you don't miss out on any of it! Last, but not least, you can sustain our work by becoming a monthly donor.
We hope you have a wonderful new year!