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Nuns Story

Date Posted: June 9, 2015

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

Date Posted: February 20, 2015

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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Facing Africa on EBS TV Ethiopia

Date Posted: October 31, 2014

During October 2014 mission Facing Africa team was filmed by EBS TV and shared their experiences with Ethiopian audience. We hope this will raise awareness of noma and help spread the word about FA work in Ethiopia reaching  more in need of complex facial surgery ! See the coverage here

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First Facing Africa Seminar and Workshop

Date Posted: June 3, 2014

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

Date Posted: December 10, 2013

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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Facing Africa anaesthetists at WAMM

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Nuns Story

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Children can be very cruel. They are particularly cruel to other children, not many adults, because the consequences are usually slight. Without a theory of mind they are blind to the feelings aroused in others. Main reason why our children patients drop out of school is because they are being teased constantly by their peers. The surgery Amlakalgne had in October 2016 makes such a big change to her face and to her life: she will not be bullied anymore. ... See MoreSee Less

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During the great Ethiopian famine in the 80's Derebew was a toddler in South Wollo. His family as many others starved. Derebew survived the famine but his face was eaten away by NOMA, a disease that is triggered by severe malnutrition. Many mistakes were made in the 80s, both by the Western and by the Ethiopian Government. The West was criticized for not reacting to the crisis in time; the Ethiopian Government for its spending on civil war. After more than 20 years Facing Africa could put things right. We reconstructed Derebew's face and gave him his dignity back. Feels like justice. Picture: Derebew before and after his surgery in October 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

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