Artist Yetenayet’s actions impressed many people. The rumors about the journalist are far from the truth. Nejo Hospital is the only hospital serving over 500,000 patients, with limited resources.
However, Obse’s medical team has saved the lives of many women and children. “During my medical mission trip, seeing an 11-year-old girl die of malaria due to lack of basic supplies surprised me,” she said. Most hospitals in Oromia lack basic resources to care for their patients. This made Obse decide to continue the volunteer work to help alleviate the health care needs in Oromia.
Over the past 12 years, since 2009, Obse and her team have made Eight rounds of visits to Nejo Hospital providing Medical and surgical care for the community in need. The team performed; hundreds of cataract surgeries, cleft lip surgeries, and Fistula surgeries, screened and treated kids with congenital heart disease, and educated health professionals and communities on disease prevention and intervention.
In 2017/2018 Obse collaborated with organizations in Ethiopia and the USA to work with Internally Displaced Oromo people (IDPs) from the Somali region and help them resettle in Bishoftu/Mojo areas. Most recently Obese and her team of Rotarians from California and Addis Abeba worked on a global grant to establish the first-ever Oxygen Production center in Nejo, to serve over 2.5 million in Western Oromia and Benishangul Gumuz region.