2016 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Feb 1, 2016

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2016 – First Week

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Our experienced Rotaplast team partnering with CURE Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The team consists of 2 Plastic Surgeons, 2 Anesthesiologists, one OR Nurse and one non-medical Rotarian.    ... Read More »

Feb 3, 2016

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2016 – Second Week

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Today, Zonas will have his cleft lip repaired and also his cleft palate. While the lip repair will make such a difference to his appearance and social acceptance, the palate repair will greatly improve his... Read More »

Feb 6, 2016

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2016 – Final Days

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  Today three more babies were brought into clinic. All had cleft lips and will be added to our surgery schedule later in the week. Tizata has been so helpful and efficient on our mission. She is resp... Read More »

Mar 1, 2016

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2016

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

At this moment, 10 million Ethiopians are threatened with drought and food insecurity. JDC’s response is to provide  150,000 packets of PlumpyNut, a peanut-based food supplement, and to dig 5 wells in d... Read More »

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