Medical Mission Sister Dr. Rita Schiffer received the prestigious Federal Cross of Merit from the German Embassy for her and her team’s commitment to their patients at the Attat Hospital in Ethiopia.  2019 marks 50 years since MMS opened Attat Hospital which has become a national and international model for providing groundbreaking care of women in the community.

German Ambassador to Ethiopia Brita Wagner, Sr. Dr. Rita Schiffer, MMS and Sr. Inge Jansen, MMS, who received the Cross of Merit in 2012.