Hope for Ethiopian children with deformities

by HADDIS AGAPE FOUNDATION
Hope for Ethiopian children with deformities

Summary

In Ethiopia, access to safe and effective reconstructive surgery for children disfigured by bodily and facial deformities has been almost nonexistent. Not having safe access to life-changing reconstructive surgery can mean a lifetime of pain and suffering. The Haddis Agape Foundation plans to solve the problem of limited access to reconstructive surgeries for children with deformities by organizing and funding surgical missions. But we don't want to stop there. In order to make our project sust

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Challenge

As the population in Ethiopia rises, so does the number of patients with complex deformities. These deformities are the result of birth defects including cleft lip and palate as well as common and rare, deforming syndromes. For some children, disfigurement and loss of limb can be caused by serious accidents and cancer surgeries. In a major metropolitan area like Addis Ababa, limited options for plastic surgery are available to the super wealthy. But with one third of the people of Ethiopia cur

Solution

The Haddis Agape Foundation will meet these challenges by sending skilled European surgeons on surgical missions to Ethiopia. During these missions, the surgeons will teach local surgeons the skills and knowledge required to successfully complete complex reconstructive surgical procedures. The long-term goal is that local healthcare providers will be able to take over and provide lasting, sustainable solutions to the people of Ethiopia. Established in 2014, we are a UK-based charitable organisa

Long-Term Impact

Initially, we hope to support seven surgical missions per year. These surgeries will treat 80 patients suffering from complex deformities while transferring knowledge and skills to the local surgeons. By training with some of the world's best reconstructive surgeons, Ethiopian surgeons will gain the knowledge and experience necessary to empower them to conduct their own successful reconstructive surgeries once the initial phase of the The Haddis Agape Foundation's work is complete. We want our

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Organization Information

HADDIS AGAPE FOUNDATION

Location: London, Middlesex - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @HADDISAGAPEFD
HADDIS AGAPE FOUNDATION
HIWOT AMARE
Project Leader:
HIWOT AMARE
London, Middlesex United Kingdom

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