In Hawassa, Ethiopia, a private limited business called Shalom Health Care just started work on a $250 million medical equipment manufacturing facility. The facility, which would generate 5,000 a job if completed in two years, will lessen the nation’s reliance on foreign medical supplies.
The company will produce a variety of medical supplies, including syringes, needles, IV bags, masks and gloves, according to the company’s CEO Dr. Winta Mehari. Shalom intends to export its goods to East Africa and other world markets.
Desta Ledamo, the president of Sidama Regional State, thinks that the building will have a major impact on Ethiopia’s economy. He said that it would improve the nation’s healthcare system, provide foreign currency, and create jobs.