U of T Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Save Lives While Training Future Doctors in Ethiopia

Inside St. Peter’s Specialized Hospital in Addis Ababa, patients lined the halls with ailments including head and neck tumours, kerosene burns, cleft lips and hyena bites.

They were waiting to be assessed by the first group of maxillofacial surgery residents at Addis Ababa University – and by a trio of oral and maxillofacial surgeons from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry.

The U of T group took part in the first shared initiative between the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC) and the surgical non-profit, Face the Future, which was founded by Canadian surgeon Dr. Peter AdamsonTAAAC is a partnership between U of T and Addis Ababa University that aims to promote academic training, teaching support and research collaboration in many different fields, including dentistry.

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