Ethiopia and the Netherlands, have signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialised Cardiac Care Centre to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian population of over 100 million citizens currently has no access to a continually functioning cardiac centre.
Valued at approximately 40 million euro, Philips will be responsible for the full turnkey design, construction, equipping and commissioning of the hospital location, as well as staff education and equipment maintenance for five years after completion.
Scheduled for completion in mid-2020, it is estimated that the new centre will have the physical capacity to perform 500 surgeries, 1,600 cath lab diagnoses, and 500 cath lab interventions once operational.
“This is a unique project for Philips globally as we are creating an entire turnkey hospital solution,” said Jasper Westerink, CEO of Philips Africa.
“We want to transform cardiology care in Ethiopia, and in Philips we have a strong partner that understands our requirements and is able to provide a comprehensive hospital solution for state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases, including capability building and skills transfer,” said Ato Amir Aman, Minister of Health (MOH) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.