2012 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Sep 21, 2012

Addis Ababa – the Mission Begins!

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Rotaplast Canada is again sponsoring a medical mission with Rotaplast International to Ethiopia. This year, we will be in The Cure Hospital in Addis Ababa, starting September 14th. Cure International was f... Read More »

Sep 21, 2012

Day 2

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Wednesday, September 19 Good news!  We are told that the boxes are on their way and will be at the hospital around noon.  Ken and Tom explained that the passing of Meles Zenawi, the President o... Read More »

Sep 24, 2012

Observations and some stories that we are following

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  Hotel view south     Hotel view north      City construction       This is a view from the Cure Hospital at about 7 am.    I have include... Read More »

Sep 24, 2012

Modd’s Story Begins…

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Mawlid and Halima have come from Somalia for the operation for Muad. The baby’s name is Modd .  Her parent’s were very concerned about their child having the operation.  When they were able... Read More »

Sep 24, 2012

A Message from the Mission Director: Ken Funk

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ken Funk, our Mission Director shares his thoughts on why he is on his 17th mission in 6 years.   The surgical wards have been operating at full capacity.  Seven surgeries were performed on our... Read More »

Oct 1, 2012

Notes from Jean Bird, Assistant Mission Director

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

We were off to a slow start upon our arrival but we have ended with a BANG.  We have processed over 91 patients and performed  58 surgeries and 62 procedures.  We only had 2 operating roo... Read More »

Oct 1, 2012

Another Day in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

We are near the end of the rainy season in Ethiopia, but you wouldn’t know it by the amount of rain that we get nearly every afternoon here.   Kathy Gross, one of our Pediatricians, spoke with the ... Read More »

Oct 1, 2012

Final notes from Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The help of the local Addis Rotaract Clubs and its members can't be emphasized enough.  They were always available, whether they were translating, filling out forms, contacting patients, or sorti... Read More »

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