Surgeons in Ethiopia removed a huge tumor from a young boy. The boys father wished to express his thanks: I was waiting my son’s death with deep sorrow, but now he is as healthy as he was before. I would like to thank all who participated to change my child’s life for the better.
Kelsey Musgjerd decided that she wanted to focus on GIVING rather than RECEIVING. On her 16th birthday, instead of gifts for herself, she asked for donations for the children in Ethiopia. Thank you, Kelsey!
Touch the Nations is excited to announce an expanded partnership in Ethiopia with BethanyKids, an NGO dedicated to the holistic care of of children with surgical conditions and disabilities. We will be working together to provide life-saving surgeries for 80 children in Ethiopia this year. Summary Most children in Ethiopia do not have access to […]
Dr. Dan and Dr. Frehun in Addis perform surgery on older children who have suffered since birth with major anomalies such as ambiguous genitalia, large tumors, and absent or abnormal holes for the stool and urine. Most satisfying is the opportunity to change these precious lives through surgery, rendering them “normal” and giving them a […]
Below is an update from Doctor Dan, one of the surgeons Touch the Nations supports in Addis, Ethiopia… “…everything here is so urban, cosmopolitan, and, at least on the surface, “developed.” Unfortunately the illusion of development disappears quickly as soon as one looks a bit deeper… Just like the destitution and slums which meet one […]
The new BethanyKids unit in Addis is now open, and Ethiopian children with major surgical needs are starting to come for treatment. Here is an update from our Ethiopian partners: Some come from the so-called “emerging states” of Ethiopia, the less-privileged and developed regions, hundreds of miles away and clearly not comfortable in the cosmopolitan environment of […]
BethanyKids is a wonderful organization that Touch the Nations has the privilege of supporting in Ethiopia. Here is a recent update: In October BethanyKids started its work at Myungsung Christian Medical Center (MCMC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Frehun Ayele and Dr. Dan Poenaru are providing surgical care. Several patients from the Horn have already […]
In early October BethanyKids is beginning work at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Touch the Nations will be supporting this very important work. Ethiopia has 85 million people, yet fewer than a handful of pediatric surgeons. The children need us! Clinical Director, Dr. Dan Poenaru, will accompany Dr. Frehun Ayele, Bethany’s most recent […]
As we expand our support to the people of Ethiopia, we wanted to share a collection of images from the area outside of Addis Ababa. We hope that these pictures give you a sense of the beautiful people of this nation. Many thanks to Christina Watson Anderson for generously allowing us to share her pictures.
Touch the Nations is now extending support to vulnerable people in Ethiopia. Monthly support of $40 can be directed to: A Widows & Orphans Home An Ethiopian Guardian Family who will take in orphaned children A Single Parent Family on the verge of collapse due to loss of parent, disease, poverty