The Kim E. Nichols Health and Community Development Center, based in Mekele, was established in March 2007. Mekele is our northernmost clinic based in the Tigray Region, the hometown of our founder, Asfaha Hadera. This clinic is based in the downtown area of Mekele, which is quickly becoming a principal economic and education center in Ethiopia. The city is host to Mekelle University, the largest university in Ethiopia with over 30,000 students.
Services provided include community outreach & HIV prevention education; counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS; CD4 testing; vitamin & nutritional supplement distribution; micro lending for people living with HIV, and children's shoe distribution.