Dr. Gabriel Planas in Humanitarian Mission in Ethiopia
Dr. Gabriel Planas in Humanitarian Mission in EthiopiaThe Foundation Jaime Planas continues to work with AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation) on the humanitarian missions it is carrying out in Africa. Dr. Gabriel Planas visited Ethiopia between February 20th and March 2nd, where he worked as a plastic surgeon on various procedures for congenital malformations at the Ayder of Mekele Hospital.
During his stay, Dr. Gabriel Planas participated as a staff physician on the Cleft Lip and Palate course, which is based at the Yekatit 12 Hospital in Addis Ababba and sponsored by AMREF. He also collaborated with the Centre for Solidarity Initiatives at the Ayder Hospital in Mekele, Ethiopia, as a plastic surgeon, performing corrective surgery for cleft lip, sequelae of burns, tumours and so on. During his stay he visited the St Mary School and the al Melaku Centre, which was founded by Father Angel Olarán in Wukro. The Centre for Solidary Initiatives, headed up by Angel Pujol, is a foundation that was set up to raise funds for Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries on the planet.