In The News

This is the initial design for the AARCA Center.

Spring 2016 Volunteers, Donors and Other Supporters: First, a quick recap for those who basically already know that because of your generosity, SAO has been able to continue our work: — teaching vascular access surgical technique to Ethiopian physicians (vascular fistulas are needed for hemodialysis (“HD”). — making significant strides toward establishment of an outpatient [...]

Hello! We are pleased to announce that the 2015 SAO Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Northwest African American Museum located at 2300 South Massachusetts Street, Seattle WA. Tickets are available at the door for $100. Included is dinner, live music, auction, presentation of current SAO projects. You can also [...]

SAO has been very active the past several years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Here is a summary of our work and some of the projects we have completed: At the request of the Black Lion Hospital, SAO established the first PACU (Post Surgery Recovery Room) at the Black Lion. This included donating supplies, cleaning, painting, [...]

Mission Statement
To provide support for the improvement of medical care in developing areas of the world. SAO has no religious affiliation.
Annual Report
Our goals are: To continue to sponsor two trips per year; to focus on improving the teaching capability of AAU; to purchase and acquire equipment as possible; and to facilitate strategic infrastructure improvements when feasible. Download the full 2012 report here (PDF).