• A lifetime of memories fitting solar fridges in Ethiopia by Nigel Walker Research into replacing Kerosene Fridges Prior to fitting solar fridges, the health stations in Addis Alem used kerosene fridges to keep their vaccines below the required eight degree Celsius. They had served the stations well enough, but were costly and rather unreliable and so lots of the vaccines spoilt. What we needed was a cheaper source ...
  • Brenda’s Bike – in the news Have a read of the article just published on The Rider’s Digest: I am not a biker. I am a retired GP from Bristol who is part of a small development project in rural Ethiopia, helping out with worthy aims such as wells, schools and health posts. So what am I doing writing an article for ...
  • Sue and Naomi back from Ethiopia A working holiday! Dr Sue Thomas and Dr Naomi Gillingham have just come back from a packed two-week trip in Ethiopia, where they delivered an antenatal course to midwives and health extension workers, oversaw the arrival of the new motorcycle ambulance as well as checking on the progress of our other projects. Bristol-based GP Naomi Gillingham delivered ...
  • Motorcycle Ambulance Project (MAP) This year, the Health Authorities in Addis Alem have asked us if we can provide them with a Motorcycle Ambulance. In the remote villages, if a woman is having a problem in childbirth, or there is some other medical emergency, there is no way to get them to the health centres, unless everyone in the village ...
  • Feedback from our first solar fridge Feedback from our first Solar fridge 2 years on…. Meskerem and Tsehay are the two young health extension workers (HEWs) at the remote village of Besso, home of our first solar vaccine fridge. It’s installation in 2011 has made an enormous difference to their lives – and the health of their community. No longer do they waste ...


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