Philips will build a complete heart centre in Ethiopia.
The technological giant, originally from Eindhoven, is responsible for the plans, building, design and preparation of the hospital’s location. The hospital should be up-and-running by 2020.
The hospital will address with the serious shortages of cardiological care in the East African nation. Many Ethiopians suffer from rheumatic heart disease, which is caused by untreated laryngitis. Also, many young people have heart defects.
The new centre in the capital, Addis Abeba, will be seven storeys high, with three operating theatres, labs, close to 100 beds and a number of examination rooms. Ethiopia has a population of 100 million people.