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THE IMPACT

Because cleft repair surgery is unaffordable for many poor families, thousands of children grow to adulthood with this condition untreated. Due to the way they look, these children are often ostracised by society. Many suffer from ear, nose and throat infections as well as depression and malnutrition. Most of the time, a single operation is not sufficient to resolve all effects of cleft and comprehensive care is required.

Cleft Africa offers the necessary surgeries performed by highly experienced surgeons and anaesthetists. Cleft Africa also trains local medical personnel to share the latest scientific findings on cleft and treatment techniques and to train our medical teams, ensuring that we can offer high quality and secure treatments and improve the life of the patient.