When it comes to clefts, there is still so much that is unknown. A core principle of CLEFT is to invest in research projects that study the cause and treatment of clefts. Clinical research is not usually funded by the NHS or pharmaceutical companies however, the progression of knowledge and understanding of clefts is a key component in improving the methods used by surgeons, speech therapists and other medical professionals. The research that CLEFT funds is with an aim of treating and providing quality, long-term care for all people born with clefts, both in the UK and overseas.
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