Meeting Needs funds life-changing treatment for more than 50 children

//Meeting Needs funds life-changing treatment for more than 50 children

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.

Meeting Needs Chair-elect Jennifer Jenkins said: “This is a perfect example of how our industry can bring about real change for many unfortunate people for a modest amount. Project Harar is a superb organisation and we are delighted to be able to support them again.”

2016-02-23T13:53:52+01:00