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

Date Posted: March 8, 2017

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

Date Posted: January 23, 2017

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

Date Posted: September 26, 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

Date Posted: August 18, 2016

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

Date Posted: August 11, 2016

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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