December 2016


Again a one-week an Intensive Care Course for nurses in intensive care of Ayder Referral Hospital of the University of Mekelle will be held from the anesthsiologist Dr.Rotraut Burmeister-Rother MD from Etioopia-Witten Germany. It will be a refresher course for that one held in May 2016.

AICU course Ayder Hospital 2016

The first intensive care course from Dr. Rotraut Bumeister-Rother in Ayder in May 2016


The program as .pdf file is in the appendix for downloading


Ambulance car leaving Ayder Hospital for operation

German Ambulance car a gift from Witten Town leaves Ayder Referral Hospital - University Mekelle Ethiopia


The chairman of the association Etiopia Witten e.V., the physician Ahmedin Idris, has now been able to announce that the two emergency vehicles donated at the initiative of the association Etiopia-Witten e.V.  by the city of Witten to their partner city Mekelle in Ethiopia have become a complete success. The two vehicles have now been fully equipped with local material and the Ethiopian medical, nursing and technical staff is trained. Within the past 6 months, more than 300 operations with the emergency car have been successfully carried out in the city of Mekelle and the surrounding area. They are the first of their kind to become a model for other cities in Ethiopia, which are now striving to build up a comparable medical rescue service.

This is once again a successful example of cooperative development assistance by the association Etiopia-Witten.