The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia donated 2.6 million birr to Children Heart Fund of Ethiopia (CHFE) in December 2016. The donation is earmarked for the purchase of an Echo Machine and to digitalize a manual X-Ray Machine. According to officials of the cardiac center, the medical equipment purchased by the donation will enhance the services provided for patients suffering from heart disease.
According to CBE, the partnership between the Bank and the CHFE has existed for a long time and CBE responded positively to calls for various donations. Earlier, CBE donated 1 million birr for the construction of the cardiac center now found in the premises of the Black Lion Hospital and donated another 1 million birr for heart surgery performed for 280 patients by specialists from abroad.
CBE pledged that the partnership with the CHFE will continue in the future too in order to make medical care easier for Ethiopian children with heart disease.