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Weʼre raising £1,500 to build the first temporal bone lab in Mekelle, Ethiopia

London, United Kingdom

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Global ENT Outreach prevents avoidable deafness and death from ear disease in the developing world.

With your help, we can help the world hear again

We are a non-profit organisation committed to creating sustainable improvements to the medical and surgical care of people with ear disease worldwide. We do this by training local doctors to provide high quality medical and surgical care to their patients.

Of Ethiopia’s 104 million inhabitants, almost 80% live in rural communities and have poor access to health care, including Ear, Nose & Throat surgery. Currently, there are 23 fully-trained ENT doctors (a ratio of 1: 4.5 million). In contrast, the UK has approximately one ENT surgeon per 100 000 population.

We have an active outreach mission at the Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia. Training ear surgeons requires specialist equipment and dissection laboratories. Our aim is to build the first temporal bone laboratory in the region, which is essential to train local surgeons to treat ear disease. To do this, we need your help to fund equipment (microscopes, drills, surgical instruments) and transport to Mekelle.

Every penny you donate goes to improving the care of patients with ear disease in Ethiopia.

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  • Misha Verkerk3 months ago
    Misha Verkerk

    Misha Verkerk

    3 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We’re over £1000! Thanks so much to everyone for their generosity! We can now freight the microscopes and drills to Ethiopia! Only a little more and we will have enough to finish the lab in time for this year’s missions.

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  • Misha Verkerk4 months ago
    Misha Verkerk

    Misha Verkerk

    4 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We’re more than a quarter there! Thanks for all your generous donations

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  • Misha Verkerk8 months ago
    Misha Verkerk

    Misha Verkerk

    8 months ago
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Page last updated on: 6/11/2018 3:56 PM

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62

  • Christine Scarsbrook

    Christine Scarsbrook

    Jun 11, 2018

    Well done! And a great cause 🙂

    £10.00

  • Luke Andrews

    Luke Andrews

    Jun 10, 2018

    Well done!

    £20.00

  • Anam Anzak

    Anam Anzak

    Jun 7, 2018

    Great work Mish and team! x

    £10.00

  • David Bargiela

    David Bargiela

    Jun 6, 2018

    It's about TIME we got this TEMPORAL bone lab up and running. Brilliant work.

    £10.00

  • Hannah Hartley

    Hannah Hartley

    Jun 5, 2018

    Well done guys! Incredible cause!

    £20.00

  • Eleanor Cram

    Eleanor Cram

    Jun 2, 2018

    Well done lads!!

    £20.00

  • David Frazier

    David Frazier

    May 29, 2018

About the fundraiser
Misha Verkerk

Misha Verkerk

London, United Kingdom

Dr Verkerk is a Specialty Registrar in ENT Surgery in London and UK Representative for Global ENT Outreach. He co-ordinates outreach missions to Ethiopia and Ukraine.

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