Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rebuilding faces, changing lives

Project Harar


Project Harar is a health outreach charity that secures professional surgical treatment and after-care for children and young people with severe facial disfigurements from remote and very poor areas of Ethiopia. Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world and its children suffer from all the associated impacts on health. There is a dramatic lack of affordable, accessible medical care, especially outside the main cities. Since 2001, Project Harar has secured in-country surgical and rehabilitative care for hundreds of young people affected by facial disfigurements caused by cleft lip/palate, burns, animal attacks and noma - a devastating infection. Explore the KML to see the areas where Project Harar operates and find out more about Ethiopian healthcare and the experience of living with a facial disfigurement in isolated and impoverished communities.



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