MoU Signed (CoMHS)

Bahir Dar University signs MoU with HOPE-Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
(From: College of Medicine and Health Sciences, BDU Facebook page)
Bahir Dar University, through its Tibebe Ghion Specialized Hospital (TGSH) of College of Medicine and Health Sciences, signs a memorandum of understanding with HOPE-Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (HOPE-SBH). The agreement underlies working jointly for better quality of life of Ethiopian children with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus (SB/H) through integration of multidisciplinary care unit at TGSH, thereby fostering prevention and treatment of SB/H.
The two parties will cooperate to build the capacity of nurses on continence management, promote physiotherapy services to avoid manageable disability, and educate parents on home-based care for improved results of surgical treatments. Introducing better patient history recording mechanism in the hospital system, creating awareness on the consumption of folic acid reach nutrition or supplements for prevention of the occurrence of the condition, and improving the medical treatment by supplying needed scarce equipment and supplies are further areas of engagement for TGSH and HOPE-SBH. The agreement will be a huge step in realizing TGSH’s efforts of child health endeavors.
Prof. Yeshigeta Gelaw, Chief Executive Director of College of Medicine and Health Sciences at Bahir Dar University, and Beza Beshah, General Director of HOPE-SBH, signed the agreement representing their respective institutions.