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So many children with cleft lip and palate!

In Pakistan, with its large population of 190 million inhabitants, we must assume that on average some 10,000 children are born with cleft lip and palate every year! This number alone signifies the great need for help that the cleft children have. Fortunately there are some very experienced cleft surgeons in Pakistan. With this as a premise and through the assistance provided by the German Foreign Office we were able to establish a project of cooperation in Karachi back in 2016. This enabled us to help more than 2,000 affected children and their families since then. The local management of the project is led by the experienced surgeon Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf Ganatra.

Together with his team he treats affected children mainly in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, where some 55 million people live on an area larger than the size of England. Among the most important tasks are the ongoing educational work and the training of medical personnel in the local hospitals that Prof Ganatra and his team regularly visit. The rural population is very poor. Their main income comes from the sale of agricultural produce such as cotton wool, wheat and sugar cane or - along the banks of the Indus river - rice. 

Join the help

The medical care for children born in Pakistan with a cleft lip and palate is still very insufficient. With your donation you will contribute directly to the development of a sustainable infrastructure for offering treatments. It is especially the rural areas that need the establishment of networks so that from the earliest age possible the children can be professionally treated.

Join the help by donating and enabling the treatment of a cleft child in Pakistan.

Join the help by donating and enabling the treatment of a cleft child in Pakistan.
Join the help by donating and enabling the treatment of a cleft child in Pakistan.

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