The Daughters of Charity - in line with their commitment to reaching and empowering the most abandoned and marginalised members of society - have taken a pragmatic, holistic approach in their contribution to the development of Ethiopia’s healthcare systems. As well as treating and caring for sick and vulnerable people in collaboration with governmental healthcare facilities, the Daughters of Charity are committed to making long-term gains in the improvement of preventative medicine in Ethiopia.
This includes educating as many people as possible about sanitation, hygiene, malnutrition, safe-sex practices, along with other proven public health messages which can save lives, and improve development. The Daughters pay particular attention to spreading this message to some of the most isolated and rural communities in the country.
Using this combined approach across their fourteen houses, The Daughters of Charity are helping tackle the greatest health challenges in the country which include: HIV/AIDS; blindness/visual impairment; and basic health needs (immunisations, infections, malnutrition, and prenatal/neonatal care, dental care).