We aim to provide long-term, sustainable ways to bridge the gap in cleft care and knowledge in the UK and overseas

Kirstie's story

Kirstie has had a number of operations to mend her unilateral cleft lip and palate.

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Author: Melanie Baldwin

Paying for stitches

Traditionally, patients are often asked to buy some of the materials that are needed for their operation at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, including sutures for the stitches they need.

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Author: Melanie Baldwin

Sohag workshop

The CLEFT workshop is held annually in Sohag.

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Author: Melanie Baldwin

Our impact

1 in 700

children are born with a cleft palate.

£30

the cost of a cleft operation on a baby.

£250

cost to give treatment over a lifetime.

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