Lighthouse of Ethiopia is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity organization founded to assist victims of poverty and disease in Ethiopia by developing local partnerships to establish lifesaving medical clinics in significantly underserved and rural Ethiopian communities.
Our mission is to improve the quality of healthcare services available in Ethiopia, by donating funds and distributing vital diagnostic medical equipment and healthcare supplies to local health facilities in need. These Ethiopian clinics and hospitals provide doctors, nurses & international medical volunteers a place to offer compassionate non-discriminatory healthcare services to patients of all ages.
Our Founder and Managing Director, Kendall Valenzuela, established Lighthouse of Ethiopia in 2019.
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, improving the quality and availability of vital healthcare services for victims of poverty and disease in Ethiopia.
Largest population in Africa, Ethiopia has
119 Million people.
Live below the poverty line, where the average wage is $1.49/ hour.
1 in 13
Children in Sub-Saharan Africa die before reaching their 5th birthday...15 times higher than in high-income countries.
Live in rural areas, with limited or no access to existing health care services.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ethiopia is one of the twenty most impoverished countries on earth, and is known at a global level for having the lowest density of healthcare workers.
An estimated 60-80% of health problems are due to infectious and communicable diseases and nutrition problems.
Ethiopia is one of the largest refugee hosting countries in Africa, sheltering 748,448 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of February 29, 2020.
70% of the Ethiopian population lives in rural areas, and do not have easy access to obtain health care due to long traveling distances with lack of transportation.
According to the World Health Organization: "The main health concerns in Ethiopia include maternal mortality, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS compounded by acute malnutrition and lack of access to clean water and sanitation. The limited number of health institutions, inefficient distribution of medical supplies and disparity between rural and urban areas due to severe under-funding of the health sector, make access to health-care services very difficult."
Nearly 33% of the population relies on unprotected water for their daily needs, and almost 25% of Ethiopians are without a toilet.
Half of all under-five deaths in 2018 occurred in just five countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, ETHIOPIA and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
With your tax-deductible financial support and donations of medical equipment and health care supplies, Lighthouse of Ethiopia will establish new outpatient medical clinics in some of the most impoverished Ethiopian regions of Africa. Our goal is to help open a new health clinic by the end of 2021.
WITH YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT, WE WILL WORK TO :
1.) ESTABLISH NEW HEALTHCARE CLINICS TO BETTER SERVE VICTIMS OF POVERTY AND DISEASE.
2.) SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE ETHIOPIA'S PHYSICIAN TO PATIENT RATIO BY INCREASING LOCAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES. (Currently, only 1 Doctor is available in Ethiopia per 17,000 citizens.)
3.) OFFER QUALITY PATIENT CARE THROUGH THE PROVISION OF MUCH NEEDED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES.
Our vision includes partnering with existing hospitals, universities and other pioneering health organizations -- with the intent to discover and implement innovative patient care solutions together. By establishing efficient and modern medical care facilities to improve local healthcare training and working conditions for medical personnel -- we will equally improve the QUALITY AND AVAILABILITY of vital health care services offered throughout Ethiopia.
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All donations, BIG and small, will help us tremendously in this effort.