Chapter XI
Health
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Inauguration of St. Mary's Hospital
Jan. 14, 1966
... We take immense pleasure in inaugurating the St. Mary's Hospital today, erected in Axum which
is the heartland and source of Ethiopia's great cultural heritage.  We are happy about the presence
of H.M. King Olav V here on this occasion.

When We authorized the Foundation bearing Our name to build and administer this hospital, it
was with the object not only of extending medical services to citizens in and around Axum but also
that the institution would serve as a centre from which can emanate newer ideas and services in
the areas of community development and social welfare.

For that reason, We urge you doctors and personnel engaged in this hospital to serve those coming
to your care with devotion, tolerance and exemplary goodwill.
Haile Selassie the First - January 14, 1966