In a project delivering much-needed medical equipment to Ethiopia’s largest hospital, Boeing has partnered with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach.
The move echoes the drive from many companies to benefit the needy using technology.
Over the holidays, more than 12,000 pounds of medical supplies, anesthesia machines, monitors and books will be delivered to Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Black Lion is the largest hospital in Ethiopia and serves as a teaching hospital for the University of Addis Medical School.
The bulk of the supplies were donated by the Swedish Medical Center, a non-for-profit healthcare provider based in Seattle, Wash.
The initiative is part of the Boeing Humanitarian Delivery Flights program. Liz Warman, director of Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship for the Northwest region, said Boeing and its partners use extra cargo space to bring supplies and relief to those who need it the most.
“Our company has a history in humanitarian efforts,” she added. “Our Humanitarian Delivery Flights program is another way we can continue leveraging our resources to help those in need.”