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Aynalem Learns Feeding Techniques to Help Her Son Thrive

Aynalem Learns Feeding Techniques to Help Her Son Thrive

Aynalem Learns Feeding Techniques to Help Her Son Thrive Uriel was born in Debre Markos, a small city in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. That he is now a thriving, healthy 1-year-old had almost been beyond hope for his mother, Aynalem. She had never heard of cleft lip...

Ethiopia: Meet Kalid

Ethiopia: Meet Kalid

Five years ago, Kalid was born with a cleft lip and palate in West Haraghe, a region of Ethiopia over ten hours away from the capital of Addis Ababa. His family did not know who to turn to for support and his ability to speak clearly and participate in school was...

Uganda: Meet Prossy

Uganda: Meet Prossy

Kyomuhendo was expecting twin girls, but she was shocked to discover that her daughter Prossy was born with a cleft lip and palate. Her midwife was quick to identify the common birth anomaly, affecting an estimated 1,100 births in Uganda each year. She referred...

2020 Fall Update: Bright Start

2020 Fall Update: Bright Start

Though the border between Thailand and Myanmar has remained closed since March 25, 2020 due to COVID travel restrictions, TF’s local partner, the Northern Women’s Development Foundation (NWDF), continues to support virtual speech and counselling support while...

TF’s Fall COVID Update

Dear TF Supporters, As with you, the Transforming Faces team in Canada continues to adapt to ‘new normals’ under COVID as some restrictions lift, while others may be poised to be reinstated. I’m pleased to provide you with a brief snapshot of our ongoing work. A...

A Covid Update from TF’s Executive Director

Dear TF Supporters, 2020 was shaping up to be a breakthrough year for Transforming Faces in The Before Times. Local partners were expanding the depth and breadth of their care for children and families affected by cleft, and innovative collaborations with other...

Innovating Cleft Care Treatments during COVID-19

Innovating Cleft Care Treatments during COVID-19

Hospitals worldwide are being cleared to make space for intensive care patients, and physical distancing requirements and lockdowns have necessarily postponed all traditional community-based cleft care. During this stressful time, TF’s local partners are...