NUH has had a partnership with the Jimma University Hospital in Ethiopia since 1993.
It's a mutually beneficial relationship that gives NUH staff the opportunity to learn from patients presenting with tropical and infectious diseases , non-communicable diesease and trauma, that we don’t see as often in Nottingham. We learn a great deal from working within a different culture and health system.
There are far fewer resources available in Jimma for treating patients, however staff in Jimma are highly resourceful, and it is amazing what can be done with very little.
Staff from many different hospital specialties have visited Jimma, including doctors and nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, engineers, hospital records and IT.
We are financed through fundraising and the occasional grant, and the NUH Jimma Link put on many events throughout the year.
If you would like to donate you can visit our Just Giving page here.