Outreach, Access, Impact.

Amen's Story

Amen came to Arba Minch General hospital to receive surgery for his cleft lip, he is four months and two weeks old and came with his mother and father. The family found out about Project Harar’s programme from Facebook, his mother told us that her “husband uses the app and he saw one of the posts on Facebook and we followed up on the date of the mission. After that we travelled here so Amen can get his surgery.”


Author: Liz Muntunkaye

Don't Ask the Dragon — by Lemn Sissay, signed by Lemn Sissay

Lemn is 'auctioning' 100 signed copies of his brand new children's book, 'Don't Ask the Dragon' for £150 per copy, each book will transform a child's life.

Catch up with Gudina over a year after surgical treatment

We first met Gudina and his family on February of 2021, where he was finally able to access surgery for his cleft palate. Gudina was three years old. Following his surgery, delayed as a response to the impact of Covid-19, we interviewed him and his father over the phone to catch up with Gudina.


Author: Liz Muntunkaye

Our Impact


Ethiopian health and social workers trained in cleft management  


Infants and children affected by cleft lip and palate have accessed treatment so far in 2022


Infants, children and young people treated in Ethiopia with cleft or complex facial conditions since 2001

Abel's Story

When Abel's mother fell pregnant, she had to drop out of school, but she hoped that after his birth she would be able to return to pursue her dream of getting an education. However, when Abel was born with a cleft lip and palate, she realised that he would require additional care that would prevent her from returning to school. After hearing from a local doctor about Project Harar, Abel received the life-changing surgery he needed and his mother can now achieve her dream of going back to school


Author: Liz Muntunkaye

Why do people with facial difference face stigma in rural Ethiopia?

People with facial differences across the world may face stigma. Where we work — in rural and remote areas of Ethiopia, stigma is prevalent amongst the people we meet who are living with facial difference and accessing our services. Read more here.


Author: Rose Edwards

Latest news

  • Project Harar receives partnerships for global health grant from THET

    We are pleased to announce that we have received a partnerships for global health grant from THET (Tropical Health and Education Trust) - supporting a multidisciplinary surgical training programme, including surgical, anaesthetic and nursing training, in collaboration with Yekatit-12 Government Hospital, Addis Ababa. Read more

  • Selam and her mother recount their cleft treatment journey with Project Harar

    In June 2022, Project Harar conducted a surgical treatment program in Debre-Tabor, with one of our partnering hospitals Debre-Tabor Hospital. We had the chance to interview Selam and her mother Thehay about their journey from when Selam was born with cleft lip and palate, to now receiving treatment at 4 years old. Read more


  • The Great Ethiopian Run 2022

    In November 2022, a team represented Project Harar in The VirtualGreat Ethiopian, raising money to provide access to cleft lip and palate surgeries in Ethiopia.  Read more

  • International Head and Neck Webinar Series

    A series of lectures for medical professionals around the world in conjunction with UCL's Head and Neck Academic Centre Read more

  • London Marathon

    Run the London Marathon for Project Harar! This year the marathon is virtual, so you can complete the 26.2 miles wherever you are in the world in whatever time! Read more