Stories from around the World
In Ethiopia, cleft lip and palate continues to by highly stigmatized. In many communities, a cleft is still believed to be the result of a curse! Services can be scarce, and TF's long-time partner, Yekatit 12 Hospital has been the only centre delivering...
Caring for Cleft is a podcast series that tells the story of comprehensive cleft lip and palate care around the world. Today’s episode celebrates the graduation of the first locally-trained speech therapists in Ethiopia.
For 16 years, Bharathi faced shame and stigma at every turn. No one in her small, rural community understood what it meant to be born with a cleft. She wanted to go to school like her peers, but gave up on her education because of the relentless teasing she faced. She shares that “no one at school would talk to me.”
Transforming Faces so grateful to our summer volunteer, Olivia, who has spent the last few weeks helping out in the TF office!
Caring for Cleft is a podcast series that tells the story of comprehensive cleft lip and palate care around the world. Today’s episode reflects on our first 20 years of delivering cleft care.
We know that early, comprehensive care is essential in helping a child born with cleft thrive! But in low-income context where specialized scare is scarce, how do you support a baby who is unable to breastfeed as a result of their cleft? This is a major concern in...
Together, TF and our Costa Rican partner are ensuring that families are supported during their child’s treatment journey.
For the fourth consecutive year, TF’s partner was celebrated for their excellence in the non-profit sector.
From the moment Jean Paul’s mom met his cleft care team, she say “I felt calm. I felt confident. The doctor explained to me that my baby would be fine.”