In Ethiopia, our cleft care team currently relies on old, outdated medical equipment that was donated over a decade ago. This makes performing safe surgeries increasingly difficult and puts patients at unnecessary risk.
In response, Transforming Faces is seeking your help to purchase vital new surgical equipment including an electrosurgery machine, monitoring device, anaesthesia machine and suction machine. Thanks to your generosity to date, we have already raised $20,000 but we still have a long way to go!
Hear from the head of our cleft lip and palate program in Ethiopia, Dr. Mekonen Esthete. In addition to leading the country’s only comprehensive cleft care centre, Dr. Mekonen is also a reconstructive surgeon.