Our Mission

The vision of Soddo Christian Hospital is to provide excellent medical services, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to make disciples.

Excellent Medical Services

We believe in providing the highest quality of care that can be provided in rural Africa. We leverage medical technology and trained specialists where we can to give the best possible care.

We have 133 beds spread out over four wards and an ICU, and we provide a full range of medical, surgical (including orthopedic and general), maternity, and pediatric care. The hospital has an emergency room, outpatient clinic rooms, optometry clinic and a dental clinic. Our surgical department has five operating rooms.  Our radiology department proudly offers digital x-ray, ultrasound, and a brand new 16-slice CT scanner!

The hospital is located in Soddo, a city of roughly 80,000 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.

Proclaim the Gospel

We desire to preach the Gospel in a relational environment. At Soddo Christian Hospital, we take care of patients of all backgrounds and all religions. We hope to demonstrate the Gospel with compassionate and loving care, and to share with our patients the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Make Disciples

We are actively making disciples among our employees, our residents, and our patients through Bible Study and living the Christian life together. We believe that the most effective transformation happens as we cultivate Christ-honoring relationships. We are committed to one another and to living a life of integrity and transparency.

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