About Us

Our Mission:

Yemage Medical Center is committed to provide quality health services to our community and surrounding areas in order to increase the health and wellness of our community. As such, we dedicate ourselves to being a center of excellence in providing high-quality health care. We pledge clinically excellent health care in the spirit of loving services to those in need, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. To ensure innovative care for our patients, we are dedicated to maintaining our position as regional leaders. To enhance the wellness of our community, we commit ourselves to providing the best healthcare to the surrounding areas.

Our Vision:

To be the health system of choice in our community and surrounding areas by enhancing the health of our patients and others in order to provide compassionate care, promote health improvement and create healthy communities.

Our Goal:

We want to be the leading hospital system in the communityŚnot only because we provide vital and compassionate services, but because we also invest in early intervention and preventive care. We want to transform healthcare in the city of Harar and beyond by providing the highest quality care available.

Our Values:
The well-being of our patients and visitors come first:
  • We respect each person as an inherently valuable member of the community and as a unique expression of life.
  • We bring together people who recognize that every interaction is a unique opportunity to serve one another, the community and society.
  • We foster personal and professional development, accountability, innovation, teamwork and commitment to quality.
  • We advocate for systems and structures that are attuned to the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged and that promote a sense of community among all persons.
  • We believe the service to the community is an integral component of our philosophy.

Experience Harar, Ethiopia and Yemage Medical Center

About Harar

The ancient walled city of Harar was for many centuries not only a major commercial base but also a great center of history learning. It was renowned for it's remarkable handicrafts, notably in it's fine weaving, and it's beautifully- bound manuscripts, which were rated as virtually without equal in the history world. Harar, a town of mosques, minarets and holly shrines, is also remembered in Europe as a city visited in the mid- 19th century by the British Orientalist, Sir Richard Burton translator of the "Thousand and One Night". The settlement was later the abode, a generation or so later, of the renowned French poet, Arthur Rimbaud. Visitors to Harar should note the city's unique housing, it's stout old walls and the brightly colored dress of its inhabitants.

Also worth a visit are the city's two museums, colorful markets, impressive mountains, desserts, one of the greatest animals, and at night the "hyena man" who can be seen, and photographed, feeding these animals from meat held in his own mouth. The more adventurous should insist on drinking quti, a local drink, with or without milk, brewed from coffee leaves.
About Ethiopia
Ethiopia is the only country in Africa that has never been colonized by any foreign power, and its and its people have a proud tradition of fighting for their independence. The country is noted for it's rich, ancient Orthodox Christian heritage which the Ethiopians managed to sustain even when all it's neighbors embraced Islam by the 7th AD.
Ethiopian's Rift Valley is known as the very cradle of humanity, where fossils of the oldest known human being, dating back 3.5 million years, were found here in 1974. Ethiopians have a historical record of their rulers dating back over 5000 years, and you can find several biblical passages which record Ethiopian episodes around 1000 BC. The son of the Queen of Sheba, Menelik I is regarded as the first emperor of Ethiopia, whose dynasty ended with Emperor Haile Selassie only in 1974.


  • Area 1,127,127 sq. km.
  • Comparative size Twice the size of France, 1/3rd the size of the Continental United States.
  • Land Boundaries 5,311 km- Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan.
  • Natural Resources Gold, Platinum, Copper, and Potash
  • Population 65 million
  • Growth Rate 6% average (1995-98)
  • Language Amharic, (official), English, Oromigna, Tigrigna, and Arabic
  • Religion Christianity (Ethiopian Orthodox)
  • Judaism, Animist, and Islam
  • Literacy 25%
  • Legislative Branch Bicameral/ Federal Supreme Court
  • Currency 1 birr (br)=100 Centim
  • Exchange Rate 8.00Birr/$1.00 U.S.
About Yemage Medical Center Harar Ethiopia
General Information: The Yemage Medical Center acquired in year 2001. Since then the facility at the hospital has been upgraded extensively and a number of unique services have been planned to be introduced. Facilities and future services compliment for those who live in Harar in surrounding area. There by avoiding the duplication of in expensive equipment and poor services. Facilities and Services Include numbers of beds: 53

A) An occupational and primary health care services provide by local health care professionals on-site and off-site to employees in commerce industry and mining. Through contracting with employers.

B) Laboratory testing as well as the storage and distribution of information to medical specialists will be facilitated by hospital and medical system.
C) The hospital also will provide such as medical and surgical disciplines, specialized care facilities, therapy and ancillary facilities, diagnostic facilities, security patrol, visitors parking and 24-hour emergency service.

Environmental Protection Plan

As part of Yemage Medical Center health care environmental protection plan the hospital will focus on purchasing environmentally friendly product and on recycling paper, glass and plastic waste. Energy and water saving programs have also been planned to be implement at the facility medical and hazardous waste will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner by professional waste handling companies.

Community Involvement

Yemage Medical Center will strongly initiate it's community involvement process by educating management and employee and through seminar to actively participate in both on going projects and future projects, such as educational, sports, community holidays, and cultural events.

Community Open Days and other Health Awareness Day

Yemage Medical Center will hold regular health awareness days, either at the hospital or at public facilities such as major shopping centers. The public is invited to make use of the free health tests which are offered, and information is provided on health issues such as cardiac diseases, diabetes and aids, to mention but a few.

A World-Class Quality Management Process

We believe that our unique process of managing quality standards in our hospital matches, and probably exceed, the best to be found any where in the country today. Therefore Yemage Medical Center would like to have volunteer doctors to help the people of Ethiopia. The center will provide resident and local transportation for those who volunteer.

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Yemage Medical Center General Hospital, Harar, Ethiopia
"Dedicated to improving the health and welfare of the people of Harar, Ethiopia and its surrounding communities"
US Mailing Address: 2722 Nettle Lane Buford, GA 30519  |  US Ph: 770-235-0490  |  US Fax: 678-482-4242
Ethiopia Mailing Address: Wereda 5 kebele 14 P.O. Box 522 Harar, Ethiopia  |  Ethiopia Ph: 0256-66-69-97  |  Ethiopia Fax: 0256-66-58-37

YEMAGE MEDICAL CENTER/US YEMAGE SUPPORT SERVICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization that provides medical services and education to people in need in Harar Ethiopia. Yemage Medical Center mission includes the distribution of medical supplies and services in long-term medically ill patient, as such your donation is tax deductible.


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