November 1, 2019
Caring for Cleft: Cleft Surgery in East Africa
You’re listening to Caring for Cleft, an audio series product to you by the team at Transforming Faces. Caring for Cleft tells stories of comprehensive cleft care around the world.
Episode 4: CLEFT SURGERY IN EAST AFRICA – PROGRESS TO CELEBRATE!
Episode Overview: 20 years ago, treatment options for children born with cleft in a typical East African village were very limited. But over the past two decades, local health professionals have been growing new approaches to address the needs of children born with cleft lip and palate in Africa, and beyond. Today’s episode of Caring for Cleft focuses on an area of burgeoning hope and progress: the inspiring efforts of a growing number of surgeons based in East Africa who have become strong advocates for comprehensive cleft care for all. We speak to Dr. Mekonen Eshete in Ethiopia and Dr. George Galiwango in Uganda to learn more.