Project Harar secures life-changing surgical treatment and support for people with facial disabilities.
There is huge social stigma attached to even simple conditions such as cleft lip and palate. Through our teams of international medics and local workers across Ethiopia we are able to identify and treat both simple and very serious cases such as Noma. We provide; complex surgery, social support, specialist nutrition and community interventions, we work predominantly with children.
Project Harar Ethiopia secures life-changing surgical treatment and support for children and young people with facial disabilities ranging from simple (such as Cleft lip) to very complex (such as gun shot wounds to the head, Noma, Ameloblastoma and Lock jaw). We also provide training for local healthcare workers and early intervention support for babies born with facial disabilities. We reach across most of Ethiopia geographically and have a dedicated team of surgeons, doctors, anaesthetists and nurses from the UK, France, the US and Japan who we fly out to Ethiopia once a year to provide the most complicated surgical treatments that are not available within the Ethiopian healthcare system. Most of our surgeries are undertaken by Ethiopian doctors and nurses and we work in partnership to learn from each other and strengthen the medical knowledge base.
We also challenge the social stigma attached to facial disabilities and work to improve the lives of all our patients prior to and after surgery.
By finding the poorest and most isolated children in Ethiopia and making logistical arrangements such as surgery, transport and admission to hospital, scans and medicines, Project Harar enables over 1,200 people every year to lead healthier, happier lives fully included in community life.
Project Harar aims to:
- To help the poorest and most isolated young individuals with facial disabilities in Ethiopia access professional health care, so they can eat, speak and smile like everyone else.
Established: April 2001
Registered Charity Number: 1094272
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 8
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 020 7794 4856
Address: Project Harar, 4A Park End, London NW3 2SEView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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