Princess Tsehai Haile Selassie (1918-1942)

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Ethiopian Red Cross postage stamp featuring Princess Tsehai Haile Selassie nursing a child.

Black and white image of Princess Tsehai Haile Selassie.
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Princess Tsehai Haile Selassie, born in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, was the daughter of the Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. Following the formation of the Ethiopian Red Cross in 1935, Princess Tsehi worked with the organisation as a volunteer. In 1936, she joined her father in exile in London and trained as a state registered nurse at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, graduating in 1939. She also enrolled on postgraduate courses during the Second World War and nursed civilians injured during the Blitz. On return to Ethiopia in 1941, she worked in Dessie Hospital.

Sadly, Princess Tsehai died from complications during childbirth in 1942. Following her death, her father founded the Princess Tsehai Memorial Hospital in her memory which also served as a nursing school.
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Princess Tsehai Haile Selassie (b.1918, d.1942)

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