The Ministry of Health inaugurates a newly renovated cardiac care center in Tikur Anbessa Hospital. The €2.6 mil center seeks to tackle the limited cardiology services & bring sustainable cardiac care to Ethiopia. It has an open-heart surgery operation room, a catheterization laboratory, an Intensive Care Unit, and other essential facilities.
This center is the first phase of a seven-year agreement made in May 2018 to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center. It also aims to tackle cardiology services access in East Africa. The governments of Ethiopia and the Netherland fund the project.
The second phase is building an advanced cardiac center with complete cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services. It will have the capacity to perform 500 surgeries, 1,600 catheterization lab diagnoses, and 500 catheterization lab interventions. It is estimated to cost €40 million with Royal Philips, an international health technology company responsible for designing, constructing, equipping, and commissioning the center.