- Population: 41.5 million
- Partners: Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services of Uganda (CoRSU) Hospital
- Based in: Entebbe, Uganda
- Partner since: 2018
- Mobilization and transportation assistance for children from rural districts with a high incidence of cleft lip and palate
- Promoting community awareness about comprehensive cleft care through radio talk shows and community workshops
- Providing hospital-based nutritional support, speech therapy and counselling
- New three-year project launched in 2020 to expand comprehensive cleft care services for patients affected by cleft lip and palate, and their families
- 170 families received care in partnership with CoRSU Hospital
- Long travel distances: The communities served are quite remote, and as a result, are often not equipped with facilities and qualified personnel to deliver surgery and speech therapy close to home
- Awareness: A lack of community knowledge about the condition and the importance of comprehensive cleft care
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Listen to Caring for Cleft: Episode 4 – Cleft Surgery in East Africa
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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...
Caring for Cleft is a podcast series that tells the story of comprehensive cleft lip and palate care around the world. Today’s episode examines how cleft surgery has evolved in East Africa over the past 20 years.