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Qatar Fund for Development finances the construction of a specialized kidney-care hospital in Addis Ababa

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This project is the result of the Qatari-Ethiopian cooperation, which has witnessed significant growth in recent years

This project comes within the framework of the support provided by the State of Qatar to the health sector in Ethiopia

Qatar Fund for development (QFFD) Signed a Grant Agreement with Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The agreement was signed on 02/03/2020 by H.E. Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General of QFFD, and Mr. Admasu Nebebe the State Minister of Finance of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. This project is an outgrowth of the Qatari-Ethiopian cooperation that has witnessed significant growth in recent years, and through which the fund seeks to enhance and develop bilateral relations and joint cooperation between the State of Qatar and Ethiopia. This grant will fund the construction and furnishing of Kidney Treatment Hospital in Addis Ababa. When operating at its full capacity it is expected that the hospital will provide service to all ranges of kidney diseases that might result in kidney failure, provide dialysis and transplantation for those with kidney failure with an approximate capacity of serving 110,000 people annually. The support also includes training core staffs in order for the center to serve as a self-sufficient educational center for medical professionals in Ethiopia, and the project comes within the framework of the support provided by the State of Qatar to the health sector in Ethiopia. It is worth noting that many kidney patients suffer from limited access to early diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and dialysis and their cultivation in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian hospitals suffer from severe shortages in the field of technical support provided to the current kidney disease and related services from maintenance of medical devices, supplies and medical drugs in addition to lack of staff capacity building and continuing education. Nor is there sufficient support for the optimal use of the existing resources available.