Grant Agreement Signed between the FDRE Ministry of Finance and Qatar Fund for Development $18 million Grant for the construction of a Kidney Treatment Center in Addis Ababa
A grant agreement is signed today between the FDRE Ministry of Finance and Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) for the amount of $18 million (570 million Birr) to be used for the construction of a Kidney Treatment Center in Addis Ababa.
The agreement was signed here by H.E. Admasu Nebebe, Ethiopia’s State Minister of Finance and H.E. Mr Khalifa Bin Jassim Al Kuwari, the Director-General of Qatar Fund.
The fund will be used for the construction and furnishing of a Specialized Kidney Care Center in Addis Ababa, which will provide services to patients with conditions that may lead to kidney failure and those with kidney failure.
The Hospital will have a 6-floor building with a total built-up area of 6337 sq. meter. It will have seventy-seven inpatient beds, one ICU with eight beds capacity, four operating rooms, ten outpatient consultation rooms, and six hemodialysis stations with a total capacity of one hundred six dialysis chairs/beds.
When completed, the Specialized Hospital will substantially alleviate the shortage of dialysis service in the country and improving the quality of care for citizens.
Due to the current global Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, the signing was held via a virtual ceremony to ensure the WHO recommended social distancing.