We met Tirusew on our 2020 Complex Surgical Mission, she had a large growth on her chin. Tirusew had been forced to drop out of school because of bullying. Read more


We met Sifan on our 2020 Complex Mission. She came to us with a large growth on the right side of her face that had been growing rapidly for two years. Her surgery to remove this growth was a complete success. Read more


We treated Negatu during our 2019 Complex Mission - read lead nurse, Raj Mashiana's reflections on his journey. Read more


During our 2019 Complex Surgical Mission, Project Harar operated on 37-year-old Ahmed who came to us with a left mandibular ameloblastoma. Read more


Maftu recieved surgery for her ameloblastoma in 2018 and returned in 2019 for further corrective surgery. Read her story. Read more


In 2018, Project Harar was able to provide Mohammed with life-changing surgery. Following a successful operation, four year-old Mohammed came out of his shell and was finally able to speak, attend school and play like a normal child. Read his story. Read more


When Banchigize was born, his mother had never come across such a condition. Horrified by what she saw, fear for her son’s future and talk of his looks in the community kept her awake at night. Read his story. Read more


10-year old Abinet arrived at Project Harar's complex surgical mission in 2016 with a nasal lipoma (a small lump on the end of his nose) which was causing him difficulties with breathing and sleeping. He also faced problems at school - the other kids held their noses and called him names. He was really badly bullied. Read more


In 2015, 11 year-old Fami arrived in Addis Ababa hoping for treatment for her ameloblastoma (a type of facial tumour). Sadly, the surgeons could not find a way to operate that year, and she was sent home. She received treatment in 2016 and then again in 2018 by our international team of specialists. Read more


Three years ago, a small growth appeared on Gemechu’s cheek that continued to enlarge. Eventually, it got so large that if left untreated, it would threaten his life. The growth was a giant ameloblastoma, which caused Gemechu great pain both physically and emotionally. Not only did his face constantly ache, but he also experienced discrimination from those around him. Read more


Hafis received surgery for a giant tumour that had grown in his mouth enabling him to eat, open his mouth and smile again. Read about his transformation. Read more