Meeting Needs funds life-changing treatment for more than 50 children
Working with Project Harar, event industry charity Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN) is to fund transport, accommodation, food and medication in terms of post-operative care for 52 young Ethiopians following operations on cleft palate and associated conditions with a donation of just £5,000. Surgery will be carried out in the capital, Addis Ababa, in partnership with three hospitals.
Project Harar’s three outreach officers identify patients and provide transportation for them and a parent or guardian, treatment, accommodation, food and prescription drugs. The grant also covers the costs of follow-up treatment including rhinoplasty, speech and language therapy. In total, Project Harar treats nearly 500 such patients annually and Meeting Needs has helped the organisation for several years.