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Dr. Papandrea, Soddo Christian hospital - Ethiopia

RSQ HOLO - a system without borders

Thanks to Microsoft and RSQ for loaning the HoloLens for my last visit to Soddo Christian Hospital (SCH) in Ethiopia.

They partnered to make this great video outlining what we were able to accomplish. I’m looking forward to a now official partnership with RSQ to bring this technology to SCH long term. We will be working to make the system allow for remote assistance during surgery!

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Soddo Christian Hospital

Soddo Christian Hospital is located in Soddo, a city of roughly 200,000 people in southwestern Ethiopia, about 200 miles (330km) from Addis Ababa. It is the center of the Wolaitta region, which has about 2.5 million inhabitants, and is one of the most populated and impoverished parts of Ethiopia.

I have had the privilege to travel to the hospital over the last few years to teach, operate, and fellowship with all of the wonderful staff and patients. The vision of Soddo Christian Hospital is to provide excellent medical care, make disciples of Jesus Christ, and train African health care professionals.

St. Luke's Health Care Foundation

St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation is based in Wheaton, Illinois. The Foundation owns, operates, and directs funds to Soddo Christian Hospital which functions within Ethiopia as a private limited company.

The vision of the Board of Directors is to establish a private hospital in Soddo, Wolaitta, Ethiopia, as a medical training center that will minister to the needs of the people in Ethiopia. Due to its strategic location, the Foundation seeks to use the hospital as a training center for medical workers across Africa. For this reason, Soddo Christian Hospital is one of only nine surgical resident training sites in Africa for the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons.

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