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£350raised of £15,000 target by 13 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to help train ENT surgeons in Ethiopia

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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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13

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 27, 2017

  • Murray Watson

    Murray Watson

    Dec 17, 2017

    £10.00

  • Kate Morsley

    Kate Morsley

    Dec 8, 2017

    So proud of you and your team Mish... children and adults will hear because of this excellent work!

    £20.00

  • Jane Bradley

    Jane Bradley

    Nov 7, 2017

    £20.00

  • Katherine Green

    Katherine Green

    Oct 27, 2017

    £50.00

  • Sasha Andrews

    Sasha Andrews

    Oct 26, 2017

    Have a good trip

    £30.00

  • Martin Birchall

    Martin Birchall

    Oct 25, 2017

    Great job Misha. Make them hear!

    £30.00

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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