Burns are a severe risk in the hot, dry farming areas of Ethiopia.
Most local people cook on open flames, with no electricity or gas. Fires can quickly grow out of control in the dry mud and wooden huts, and hot liquids are easily knocked over.
Sadly, terrible burns from accidents are seen regularly. All too often we see teenaged and adult patients living with debilitating burn contractures sustained as babies. We want to do more to reach patients swiftly and offer timely treatment.
Project Harar’s outreach team cover great distances, working with local health officials to contact burn survivors and raise awareness of the treatment available. We arrange free transport to the hospital, accommodation and care. Surgeons in Addis Ababa, assisted by visiting specialists, perform extremely complex surgical procedures to improve facial function and appearance, giving burn victims a new chance in life.
We are now working with Dr EinarErikssen at MCM Korean Hospital in Addis Ababa.
It costs around £2,000 to reach a burns patient and secure the complex operations and follow-up work which they require to regain free movement and good appearance. If you can help, please click here. If you can help, please click here.