Sohag sits on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt. There are not enough surgeons to treat the number of cleft patients here. CLEFT has been training surgeons there since 2010, improving results by collaborating with cleft pioneers, such as plastic surgeon and CLEFT Chairman, Mr Brian Sommerlad.
Mr Sommerlad's annual visit to Sohag, Egypt, is an opportunity to train the dedicated cleft team and to see new patients.
The CLEFT workshop is normally held annually in Sohag. Although Covid restrictions have meant that overseas travel has not been possible, we hope that these workshops will resume later this year.