Beyond a Single Surgery: Meet Kelvin

Beyond a Single Surgery: Meet Kelvin

Portia Seyra Deynu, from Keta, Ghana, gave birth to Kelvin in April 2013 and the nurses and doctors took great care in explaining his cleft lip and palate to her. The nurses also gave her nutritional and feeding advice.  Portia had seen a TV program about cleft and...

Reflections on Ghana in 2013

Last year, we celebrated 10 years of partnership with Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana! The team is finding that more children are being accepted within their societies and they are now attending school. Our team in Ghana has been travelling to the Central...

PACT Update: Cleft Surgical Techniques Course in Ghana

In Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia, the PACT project supports local surgeons and specialists in the development and delivery of advanced training programs in plastic surgery, anaesthetic nursing and speech therapy. This project is coordinated by Seattle Children’s...
A Life Transformed: Meet Florence Abban

A Life Transformed: Meet Florence Abban

Florence’s story is one of hope and courage. She was born at home on July 13, 2003 in Swedru, in the Central Region of Ghana.  The youngest of three siblings, she is the only one who was affected by an incomplete right cleft lip and incomplete first degree...
Transforming Lives in Ghana: Meet Mary Sakyibea

Transforming Lives in Ghana: Meet Mary Sakyibea

Mary Sakyibea had her cleft lip repaired in December 2005.  At the time, she was 18 years old and was living in the Eastern Region of Ghana. She has benefited from other interventions, particularly dentistry.  Mary is a very confident person and is determined to...