Thank You to Boeing!

Thank You to Boeing!

Thank You to Boeing for supporting us with their charitable giving campaign. We recently received a check from them for $25,256.00! This brings their total donation to $112,623.00! We are humbled and extremely grateful for the generosity of everyone at Boeing. This...
OTOLARYNOLOGY (ENT) AT ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY

OTOLARYNOLOGY (ENT) AT ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY

Led by Dr. Sandra Skovlund, the SAO support for this department also continues. Two more of the chief residents from the University of Minnesota spent a week with Dr. Skovlund giving lectures, helping during surgery, and working with the AAU ENT residents. ...
PERITONEAL DIALYSIS

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS

Our efforts to assist in the establishment of Ethiopia’s first peritoneal dialysis program are also showing gratifying results. Unlike hemodialysis, which for the most part must be performed in an inpatient or outpatient health care facility, peritoneal dialysis (PD)...
Expansion Plans for Outpatient Hemodialysis

Expansion Plans for Outpatient Hemodialysis

For some time, SAO has been working closely with our contacts in Ethiopia to establish a sustainable plan for expansion of outpatient hemodialysis. Two encouraging developments that occurred during our most recent trip provide tangible signs of progress. First, after...
Seattle Alliance Outreach–We’ve been busy!

Seattle Alliance Outreach–We’ve been busy!

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...

Volunteer Profile: Philip Cook

SAO wouldn’t be where we are today without our volunteers. Today I’d like to profile one of our volunteers, Philip Cook. Philip is an Anesthesia Technician. He has been on 6 trips to Ethiopia and 1 trip to Ecuador with SAO.What drives you to do volunteer...

Volunteer Profile: Vangie Alvarez Cupat

“I am a Specialty Charge Nurse of ENT and Maxillofacial service in South Tower Surgery at Swedish First Hill. I have been at Swedish for 19 years. I grew up in a country where healthcare is only for the privileged…insurance is a rare word. There’s a...

Volunteer Profile: Chelsy Cross

Chelsy Cross is one of our awesome volunteers! Thanks for your efforts on behalf of SAO, Chelsy!! Q: What is your job title: A: I’m a Medical Imaging Engineer; I primarily install, perform routine and corrective maintenance and train users on many types of...