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Seven Years in the Making - HFK's Primary Health Clinic is Approved! Post by Tammy Brandsma MSN, RN

Seven years ago, God planted a young American nurse in the heart of a slum district in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In response to the overwhelming unmet health needs, Emily began a health service out of her backpack, tending to many living in Korah who could not afford even the most rudimentary healthcare. From its small beginnings as a backpack service, the health services of Hope for Korah now employs 3 local, full-time health staff and numerous others in support. Along the way, many foreign and local health professionals along with Ethiopian government officials, have contributed their perspective and expertise on what kind of health service would best serve this community in helping families to break the cycle of poverty. Collectively, it was determined that a Primary Health Clinic focused on the prevention of disease would be our unique focus (though not our only emphasis), allowing us to build relationships and the capacity of families to attain and maintain health. It must be har…