SAAHIP supports Operation Smile

  • Colleen Whitelaw

Abstract

Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Cleft lip and cleft palate affects 1 in approximately every 500 – 700 newborn babies worldwide. Every 3 minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. In as little as 45 minutes one cleft lip surgery can change a child’s life forever. The operation and follow up care costs approximately R5 500.

Author Biography

Colleen Whitelaw
SAAHIP
Published
2018-02-13
Section
Forum