MedWOW.com Adds Ethiopia to its International Franchise Network

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Improving access to adequate medical equipment in developing countries has become more possible, due to strategic partnerships between MedWOW and local health care professionals.

Dr. Asrade Abate of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia recognized the difficult challenge in more competently serving the patient population in his country on a shoestring budget, and found a workable solution in MedWOW

MedWOW, the internationally acclaimed global medical equipment platform, is pleased to announce that the country of Ethiopia has joined the MedWOW franchise network.

With the urgent need for reasonably-priced, good quality medical equipment increasing, especially in developing countries, numerous health care professionals have taken advantage of MedWOW's safe, secure platform for purchasing medical equipment. Many have also appreciated the opportunity to use the simplified posting service, as well as associated support services.

Dr. Asrade Abate of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia recognized the difficult challenge in more competently serving the patient population in his country on a shoestring budget, and found a workable solution in MedWOW. Ethiopia is the second most populated country in sub-Saharan Africa, with a population of over 81,021,000 people. Ethiopia experiences a high rate of disease, mainly attributed to communicable infectious diseases. As of 2003, the World Health Organization reported that the ratio of physicians to patients was only about 1:14,662. Ethiopia's life expectancy is very low, with the average person living to only 45. Infant mortality rates are very high, with 80% dying during or shortly after being born. Difficult access to good health care and a high turnover of human resources have also contributed to the burden. One of the biggest problems the sparse health care system faces is not always having access to advanced medical equipment, forcing physicians and nurses to make due with the bare minimum necessary to treat patients.

Dr. Abate is hopeful that the situation is improving, "This opportunity came about at an ideal time, as there are several milestones being reached in the Ethiopian used medical equipment market, due to the rapid changes and economic activities in the country. The Ethiopian government has finally committed a lot of resources to reform the public sectors and various institutions are carrying out these reforms. The health sector is an important part of this reform and is devoted to the construction of new facilities, and renovation of the old ones. Hence, there is a huge demand for good medical equipment and devices in order to furnish the new facilities with adequate materials. Our partnership with MedWOW is helping to make this possible, and we are slowly building the human resource and physical infrastructure necessary to advance the overall health of my people. "

MedWOW franchise opportunities are still available in other parts of the world. With over 6,500 unique visitors daily, users turn to the unique site due to the numerous benefits it offers including: a comprehensive, multi-faceted search engine, a gateway into the international medical equipment market, services that enhance safety and security in transactions, a multilingual interface and many other services designed to directly support the users.

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