Mark Your Calendars! 2016 Fundraiser

Hi! Our 2016 Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 10 at 6:30 pm. The location is the Seattle Mountaineers Club 7700 Sand Point Way, Seattle WA 98115. Come enjoy an Ethiopian Meal and learn about past and present SAO projects! Share

Photo of the proposed Menelik Hospital

This is the initial design for the AARCA Center. Share

SAO Spring 2016 Annual Report

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 [...]

Why support is needed!


2015 SAO Fundraiser Information!

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 [...]

List of SAO activities

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, [...]

July 1, 2015 update

Greetings! SAO is gearing up for some great things this fall!  We will be making 2 trips to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2015…a small group will visit in October for some preliminary teaching of Peritoneal Catheter placement, and then a larger group in November for several projects involving teaching, catheter placement procedures, and some ENT education.  We [...]



Seattle Alliance Outreach March 2015 Update Fifteen SAO volunteers have just returned from another mission to Addis Ababa.  The SAO Board of Directors and I are excited to share the highlights from this recent trip, to update you more generally on our ongoing efforts to improve healthcare in Ethiopia, and to thank you for making [...]

2014 SAO Fundraising


Please mark September 6, 2014 on your calendars for this year’s Mission Possible fundraising event! Share

Surrounded by children


This photo of Dr. Farhad Ardeshirpour appears staged, but was spontaneous. The scene lasted about 2 seconds before everyone scattered. Share