Medical Mission Sisters recently celebrated 50 years of healing presence in Ethiopia. Our Sisters began their mission in Ethiopia in Addis Ababa with a small medical clinic. Attat Hospital in Attat, a little over 100 miles away, was built two years later and has grown to include departments for women with at-risk pregnancies, and malnourished children in addition to general medical and surgical services. Approximately 300 patients also are treated daily at the outpatient clinic. German Sisters Erna Stocker-Waldhuber and Walburga Kupper, who spent many years in Ethiopia, were among those who enjoyed the celebration.
Caption: Sisters Walburga (left) and Erna (right) share, “To see the development of the hospital from the initial small emergency room to today’s clinic with integrated health care, to meet an enlightened population, for which healthy life is a high value, fills us with much gratitude and joy.”