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God save “America” – America Molla – 3-year old Ethiopian girl with “noma”

This is America (the child with a blue necklace) with her brother, baby sister and her mum (Genet). No member of the family has ever been further than a few miles fromtheir own village. Last Thursday (2nd March), Kidist and Titty, Facing Africa’s Ethiopian staff were visiting the main government hospital in Dessie, a town […]

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The new Face of Sufi

Sufi is 13. Just like all teenage girls, she smiles, enjoys talking to people, loves her hair being done and is becoming a young confident adult fast. She has dreams and wants to become a teacher one day. Born in the town of Ambo in Ethiopia a daughter of farmers and the oldest child in […]

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African Themed Evening in aid of Facing Africa Saturday 22nd October 2016

African Themed Evening in aid of Facing Africa Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 6.30pm Sue Criswick and Melanie Vojak are hosting an African Themed Evening in aid of Facing Africa. Twice a year, Facing Africa funds a surgical team to treat sufferers of a disease known as Noma which destroys bone and muscle in the […]

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Sufi’s Story

Remember this little girl ? Fourteen year old Sufi has lived with this tumour since she was five.  She spent 9 long years unable to eat, drink, breathe and speak properly. She still manages to smile and incredibly her eyes are full of joy – she is a truly inspirational character. When the tumour started, […]

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Assanti’s Story

How many of us used to imagine that there is a monster hiding under the bed when we were children? For a lot of Ethiopian children the monster is real and it is not hiding. It’s the hyena. These animals pick children as their victims because they are small, weak and vulnerable, and often careless. […]

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Facing Africa anaesthetists at WAMM

There are many ways to make a difference, sharing our knowledge and experiences is one of them. We are very proud of our anaesthetists representing Facing Africa’s work and sharing their experiences of difficult airway management in Ethiopia at the World Airway Management Meeting in Dublin last weekend. View one of the presentations here

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Nuns Story

Here is a reflection on his experiences in Mother Terresa Mission, home for the poor and dying, in Addis Ababa by one of our volunteer surgeons, Hiroshi Nishikawa, consultant craniafacial surgeon from Birmingham Childrens Hospital. Nuns Story Once or twice a year I travel to Ethiopia to operate on children and adults with severe facial […]

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Scott Butler fundraising for Facing Africa on a World First solo expedition to Mount Elbrus

This June Scott Buttler will be setting off on a World First solo expedition that will see him cycle 1800 miles through Europe to the Black Sea, row the 750 miles across the Black Sea and then climb Mount Elbrus in Russia – the highest peak in Europe. This is all for three fantastic charities […]

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First Facing Africa Seminar and Workshop

On the 10th may 2014, The first Facing Africa Noma Seminar and Workshop took place I’m the Royal Armouries Leeds. The day was organised by Kelvin Mizen and LeRoux Fourie. In attendance Founders: Chris and Terry Lawrence Conference Organisers: Kelvin Mizen and LeRoux Fourie Majj Aerts Amaia Arana David Ball Louise Colignylaan Michael Coupe Susan […]

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200 woolly beanie hats for Ethiopian children

Facing Africa would like say a very special thank you to a group of Dilton Marsh ladies who knitted 200 wooly hats for our patients.  January 2014 mission is going to be very colorful!

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For all those lovely people who are concerned about 3 year old America: she is doing really well and...

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The creation of Zinash's new face has started now, more than three weeks before her surgery. Here is a screenshot from a virtual planning session which is taking place now and led by our surgeon Kelvin Mizen. This planning session will allow Synthes in Belgium to make custom titanium plates to be used by our medical team the reconstruction of Zinash's jaw in May. We are very proud to be a pioneering charity to bring such an advanced facial reconstructive surgery to Ethiopia. ... See MoreSee Less

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Zinash will have a life changing facial surgery in May. The tumour, which has grown incredibly fast for the last few months, will be removed and her jaw reconstructed using custom made titanium plates. The planning for her surgery has started today and we all hope we can see her smile very soon. ZInash is being looked after at MCM hospital and visited daily by Kidist, Wassi and Tihitina <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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