By Project Orotta
We want to thank you for taking the time to learn about the needs at the Orotta School of Medicine and School of Dentistry! We would like to share with you the extraordinary work and success that is taking place at the new campus and the heroes that have strived to make it what it is today.
The Orotta School of Medicine came into existence in the year 2003 after the laboring of a few individuals in partner with a few organizations: The Children’s National Medical Center, Physicians for Peace, The Ministry of Health of Eritrea, Orotta School of Medicine and the Board of Higher Education. The Model of this institution is community based, with a strong emphasis on public health and public health research. The ultimate vision is to provide the country of Eritrea with outstanding providers and clinicians in response to the shortage of medical professionals. Prior to the establishment of OSMSD, the physician index was 5 per 100,000 people and the approximate number of physicians in specialized fields totaled 4 obstetricians, 5 pediatricians and 7 surgeons. Today, the Orotta School of Medicine has currently enrolled 300 students. First graduating class of Orotta School of Medicine had a total of 44 physicians out of whom 8 are pediatricians, five surgeons and 31 general doctors. Also, on December 3, 2011 the school had 34 new grads of which 5 were women! Current graduates are working within the country, responding to the needs of the people while raising the standard for health care.
We are writing to you today to ask for your support in fostering an outstanding framework and atmosphere for education by providing these students with higher-end technology. 15 LCD projectors, 60 power converters, 2 fax machines/copier/scanner and the use of personal laptops (40 total) for each student is what we strive to provide for them. We believe these are essential and basic tools and that the accessibility of them will help further their education and perspectives. The ultimate goal is to help the Orotta School of Medicine and School of Dentistry continue their success by providing them with the equipment and resources they need to do so. The total fundraising goal is $30,000 by May 24, 2012. We understand this is a high fundraising goal and would appreciate your financial sponsorship. We will be inviting local and national businesses and organizations as well to participate in this event that will influence generations to come as well as the future of healthcare in Eritrea.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and I hope you will consider being a part of this remarkable event that will enhance teaching conditions of OSMSD. We are extremely proud of the individuals who continue to have great provision for the country’s health as a whole, and the general public who continues to support their vision with great hope, joy and confidence!
Below you will find the link to Project Orotta’s website- we encourage you to visit and learn more about the group and its mission! If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact the team at Projectorotta@gmail.com.
The Project Orotta Committee
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