A Northwood based charity have set their sights on improving women’s health in Ethiopia this year.
Wings of Healing a charity founded by Northwood based Consultant Gynaecologist Onsy Louca aims to provide urgently needed medical care in Ethiopia, specifically surrounding women’s health.
The charity is hoping to continue their efforts in 2021 in treating vulnerable women and carrying out surgical procedures such as treating pelvic organ prolapse, a very common condition in Ethiopia women which often goes untreated.
Reflecting on the success of their efforts in 2020, Onsy said he was proud of the help the charity was able to provide.
He said: “Thousands of women have been screened and this number continues to increase. This is vital work for the team and they plan to visit more rural areas to carry out the life-saving treatment.
“At the end of 2020, the charity was able to respond to an urgent appeal from a homeless shelter for clothes, food and medicine for 3,000 people.”
Onsy added that he is looking forward to the number of ambitious projects the charity is set to carry out this year.
He said: “In 2021, the charity will be undertaking a number of ambitious projects which include operating on 1,000 women who would otherwise be untreated; to establish a centre for cervical screening, implement a clean water system to a community of 35,000 people, and to continue supporting two homeless shelters in the capital.”
In order to carry out these projects the charity needs support from the public which is crucial after a difficult year for charities across the country.
A total of £550,000 needs to be raised and donations can made here.