We are working with Bangladeshi specialists at Dhaka Medical College Hospital to create a sustainable centre to treat children with cleft lip and palate. The videos below show some of the work that CLEFT does in Dhaka. 


So Far:

  • We have helped set up and fund a dedicated ward and operating theatre for cleft patients.
  • We have funded the appointment of the first cleft speech and language therapist and orthodontist in Bangladesh.
  • We have trained Bangladeshi surgeons and other specialists in Bangladesh and in the UK

Operating team in Dhaka

What still needs to be done:

More children need to be given free surgery.

Each operation costs £40

More patients need to be given follow-up surgery and treatments. More Bangladeshi surgeons need to be trained to perform high quality surgery.

Lifetime treatment costs £250

We are currently looking at establishing more specialist cleft centre in other cities such as Khulna, Sylhet and Chittagong.