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Project partner in Rwanda

Dr Laurent Siborurema

We have been working together with our project partner, the excellent surgeon Dr Laurent Siborurema (University Clinic of Kigali) since 2011. He received training on cleft surgery from our project managers Dr Dr Oliver Blume and Gunther Au-Balbach as well as from our Indian cleft centres. Since completing his training in 2013, Dr Laurent - as we call him - has been independently performing operations in Rwanda and, together with an African team under inclusion of the experienced and competent Ugandan anaesthetist Dr Emmanuel Munyarugero, in western Tanzania.

In Dr Laurent we have a very capable and talented cleft surgeon at our side who not only works in his own country, but is also prepared to help cleft children in neighbouring countries. Regarding specialist matters he always finds an open ear and active support in our East Africa project managers Dr Dr Oliver Blume and Gunther Au-Balbach. Our aim is to be able to open several drop-in centres for cleft children in East Africa.