Fund-A-Need: Surgical Equipment in Ethiopia

Fund-A-Need: Surgical Equipment in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, TF partners with Yekatit 12 Hospital, the country’s only comprehensive cleft care centre. Every year, Yekatit 12 treats roughly 500 cleft patients and performs 1,000 surgeries on patients with clefts, head injuries, other craniofacial conditions and...

You can Transform the Face of Speech Therapy

225 million people in low and middle income countries have a communication or swallowing disorder.  There is a severe health human resources shortage due to a lack of Speech Language Therapy programs. TF teamed up with the University of Toronto’s International...
LIVES TRANSFORMED THROUGH MEDICAL TRAINING IN ETHIOPIA

LIVES TRANSFORMED THROUGH MEDICAL TRAINING IN ETHIOPIA

Transforming Faces (TF), a Canadian charity that provides free multi-disciplinary cleft lip and palate care through local partners in developing countries, recently co-ordinated a medical training trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with Canadian volunteers from the...

Brain Drain in Ghana

Brain Drain, the emigration of health workers from poorer countries to richer countries, poses a unique challenge for Transforming Faces. According to this study, in Ghana “604 out of 871 medical officers trained between 1993 and 2002 have left the country.”...

Ethiopia: Focus on Speech Therapy

Transforming Faces is facing the brain drain phenomenon in Ethiopia. One of the current gaps in care is the provision of speech therapy due to a lack of trained professionals. When the Cleft Lip and Palate and Burn Unit at Yekatit 12 Hospital in Ethiopia was...