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If you would like to help raise money for Facing Africa we would of course be delighted and very grateful.

You may like to consider any one of the many fund-raising opportunities that exist from holding a coffee morning, sponsoring a Marathon des Sables competitor (the registration fee is around £3,500 per person), asking your local church to donate a collection, competing in a local fun-run (mini-marathon) or simply asking your friends for donations. A gift, large or small, can and will make a lasting difference to a Noma victim’s quality of life.

Standing orders and legacies:- needless to say, a small regular donation made by standing order from your bank enables us to plan ahead. If you would like to receive a bank standing order form, please contact Yzanne Martin Hallett. Should you consider leaving a legacy to Facing Africa, Facing Africa will ensure that your kindness and generosity will make a huge difference to one or many of the tragic Noma victims in Africa. If you need more information about the work we do, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Each surgical team mission, made up of 15 – 20 volunteers costs around £ 75,000

If you would like any further information about fundraising ideas or anything to do with Facing Africa, please contact Chris Lawrence chris@facingafrica.org or Yzanne Martin Hallett at yzanne@facingafrica.org.

Facing Africa are members of the FRSB, The Fundraising Standards Board. To find out more, please visit www.frsb.org.uk

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Access to health care is often very poor in rural Ethiopia, partly due to physical isolation, but also related to the weak position of the issue within national priority setting. It is very likely, that Nyaluk, pictured below, has never been to hospital or undergone any medical treatment. None of her 4 children were born in the hospital. We will never be able to fully comprehend the feelings of our rural patients, feelings of people who have always lived with long established traditional laws, languages, dress, religion, sacred ceremonies, rituals, healers, and remedies. When they arrive to our care in Addis Ababa sometimes after days of journeying through the countryside, they are faced with the complete unknown: white people inspecting their faces, asking them questions they have never been asked before, trying to get them into routine of sleeping, showering and eating. People like Nyaluk are rarely given the opportunity to represent their own perspectives and understanding of their health and their views on the actions to be taken to improve it. We always ask our patients what they want, what they expect and how they FEEL about surgery. It is heart-breaking to see some of them walk away from a possibly life changing operation because they are so overwhelmed by it all. After spending most of her childhood and adult life with face affected by NOMA, getting married and having children, Nyaluk chose to have her surgery in May 2017 and October 2017. She is going to come back for revision in May 2018. Pictured below: Nyaluk before and after her surgery. ... See MoreSee Less

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