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Background History

MEDCO BIO MEDICAL was originally established in 2001 as a research and consultancy organization to be engaged in the areas of health, medicine and generally in the scientific research and development field. Gradually, inline with the socio-economic developments taking place in Ethiopia, MEDCO diversified its business scope to include the establishment of a MEDCO BIO MEDICAL College and associated research works.

Medco Bio Medical College was first established as Medco Consultancy in 1995. It was founded by Dr. Mekonnen Hagos as a subsidiary of the Ethiopian Medical Plant Research

Company and in response to a clearly perceived needed for better information networks among Ethiopian health professionals, manufactures and service providers. Medco Consultancy have been given to develop and standardized drugs from medical plans to provide pharmaceutical and medical information to hospitals, clinics and pharmacies; to provide constancies in drug sequestration, drug management and HIV/AIDS; and to arrange courses, seminars and exhibitions. Medco has also expanded its programs and has started training junior clinical nurses and pharmacy technician at a certificate level.

In 2001 the college has begun its operations as a full- fledged health service institute by the name Medco Bio Medical College. It is the first private health series training college with has been set up to develop quality and practical education and training and other related health services relevant to the Ethiopian situation.


Our goal is to graduate confident, critical thinkers, productive and creative lifelong learners, and socially responsible, engaged citizens who are capable of adapting to change in a technologically advanced and multicultural society.

We will accomplish this by:-

Creating a challenging and desirable learning environment for students and staff

Strongly supporting instructional innovation

Preparing students for success in a dynamic, multi – faceted education environment


Provide quality education and training to produce academically qualified, professionally skilled and ethically committed citizens, to satisfy the country’s alarming need for skilled man power in general and in the areas of health and education in particular.


Medco Bio Medical College vows to promote the values of quality, integrity, respect for people and collaboration in all its endeavors.


General Objectives

The main objective of the college is to train individuals who will contribute to health development of educator so as to minimize the lack of qualified personnel in health sector in the country.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of Medco Bio Medical College

  • To enable a trainee to acquire a skill in area to do practical work assigned to him/her related to his/her qualification
  • To enable a trainee to create his/her own job and not only be a job seeker
  • To give opportunity to anyone who needs to learn any health service’s skills by preparing tailored courses according to a trainee interest and ability.
  • To equip the health trainees with pressmen or of knowledge of all classes of pharmaceutical, medical and medical supplies etc.
  • To develop a dynamic prototype model for future health educational system.
  • To assist in identifying and solving the major health service problems of the community
  • They have preliminary knowledge of all classes of pharmacy central, medical supplies and equipment.
  • To detect the deterioration of drugs by physical means and prepare, and submit reports on expired deteriorated band and controlled drugs to the head pharmacist or the college
  • To disseminate information on proper utilization of drugs, and solve the purest acute shortage of clinical nurse and junior pharmacy technician.
  • To produce lower and medium level pharmacist equipped with preliminary knowledge and skill necessary for handling, dispensing and distribution of rugs, keeping pertinent documents and records and submitting relevant and timely reports to the immediate supervisor.

Addis Ababa
Main Campus WolloSefer +251 116 51 73 29 / +251 114 16 50 49
+251114 16 55 92 / +251 114 16 50 95
+251 114 16 55 64
Mekele Branch
+251 344 40 12 36
Fax: +251114 16 50 35 P.O.Box 270Code 1110
E-mail:info@medcobiomed.com, medco@ethionet.et
Website: www.medcobiomed.com


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