2012 Mekelle Ethiopia

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Our mission at a glance ….

Where: Ayder Referral University Hospital, Mekelle, Ethiopia
When: 2-11 March 2012


  • 51 surgical operations performed:
      • 18 pediatric surgery cases
      • 33 ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery cases
  • medical and paramedical personnel trained in new surgical and anesthesiology procedures,
  • a computer with an anesthesiology textbook and information regarding up-to-date anesthesiology procedures was donated to the anesthesiology team of the hospital,
  • information leaflets were prepared for parents of children admitted in the pediatric ward of the hospital,
  • 170 kg of medical equipment and surgical consumables donated to the hospital,
  • 27 bone marrow biopsy sets donated to the hospital,
  • medical examination of the children from the NGOs “Lalibela” and “Kinder Not Hilfe” presenting pediatric and ENT pathologies and surgical operation performed on 2 of them,
  • clothes, toys and books donated to the patients of the Pediatric Department


  • Athanasopoulou Nikoletta , Theatre Nurse, “IASO Paidon” Pediatric Hospital, Athens
  • De Verney Yvelise , Pediatric Surgeon, “IASO Paidon” Pediatric Hospital
  • Doussis-Anagnostopoulou Ipatia, Pathologist, Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, Head of Mission ANTHROPOS
  • Garini Eleana, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Penteli’s Children’s Hospital, Athens
  • Kaiafas Panagiotis, ENT Surgeon Consultant, IATRIKO Center Hospital
  • Kopanidi Maria, Pediatric Surgeon, “IASO Paidon” Pediatric Hospital
  • Lambrou Georgia, Theatre Nurse, Euroclinic Hospital, Athens
  • Makris Alexandros, Consultant Anaesthesiologist, “Asklepieion” General Hospital
  • Metaxa Zoi, Resident Paediatrician , “Asklipieion” General Hospital
  • Pappas Petros, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Onassion Cardiac surgery Center, Athens
  • Pergamalis Georgios, Pediatric Surgeon,  Consultant “IASO Paidon” Pediatric Hospital
  • Salakos  Christos, Pediatric Surgeon,  Assistant  Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School, “Attikon” General Hospital
  • Skia Varvara, ENT Surgeon Consultant “IASO Paidon” Pediatric Hospital


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