Where We Work

Where We Work

Argentina

One of the things that sets Transforming Faces apart is our heart for children who don’t have access to cleft palate care. We, along with our hard-working partners, are proud to be making a difference in Argentina by changing the lives of countless children who have been born with this devastating condition. Our desire is to help every single person suffering from cleft palate or cleft lip, and while people are still living with these issues, Transforming Faces will continue doing what we do. We are not your standard smile charity; read some of our amazing stories and testimonials to learn more about the driving passion behind Transforming Faces.

Fast Facts

Argentina MapCOUNTRY PROFILE

  • Population: 40.6 million
  • Partner: Fundación GAVINA
  • Based in: Tucumán
  • Partner since: 2006

PROGRAM FOCUS

  • Providing comprehensive cleft care services for children in the north of the country
  • Advancing cleft care knowledge and training throughout South America
  • Services include reconstructive surgery, speech therapy, dental care and orthodontics, social work, and counseling for family members

RECENT SUCCESSES

  • Awarded by local provincial government for their excellence in the non-profit sector, with a $10,000 CAD contribution to their work (2015 & 2016)
  • Developed new collaboration with the province’s maternity hospital to provide better pre-surgical care to newborns and parents
  • Signed an agreement between GAVINA and the local government, as a commitment to further strengthen cleft care in the region

KEY CHALLENGES

 

  • Navigating local systems: Ensuring children receive the best care through provincial health systems
  • Local economy: Amidst current economic recession, families face growing social service cuts and unemployment

Program Updates

Training Cleft Professionals in Argentina

TF proudly encourages our partners to share their extensive expertise with other cleft professionals. This is an important way to build up the cleft profession in our partner countries – and expand access to comprehensive cleft care more broadly. This...

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