Sohag Workshop Photo Essay

The annual CLEFT workshop in Egypt takes place in a city that hugs the river Nile on the edge of the Sahara desert in Upper Egypt. Sohag is one of the poorest areas of Egypt, a country already struggling economically. Yet, it is becoming one of the best centres for treating clefts in Egypt. 
The CLEFT workshop brings together medical professionals and students from all the disciplines that are vital for patients born with clefts including surgeons, nurses, speech therapists and orthodontists. 
The workshop aims to share knowledge and experience so that outcomes for children born with clefts can be improved. Professionals demonstrate operations and procedures to students, and everyone comes together to discuss cases to highlight the necessity for cooperation between specialties and understand and develop the ongoing process of care needed by children born with clefts.
 Here are a selection of photos from the workshop that took place in December 2018.
Outside the University Hospital in Sohag
Nurses prepare for surgery in the operating theatre
A small babies foot connected to a heart monitor during surgery to repair their cleft lip
Before surgery, the anaesthetists prepare a small baby for an operation
It's all about learning: A young resident doctor observes a cleft lip repair operation
The operating theatre in Sohag, Egypt
The live operation is beamed onto a television and watched by many medical professionals and students
By watching live demonstrations, students can share their knowledge and improve therir techniques
The television filmed again
In the orthodontics department a case is discussed
A patient receives a filling
The workshop brings together from all over Egypt
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