First Cleft Pakistan mission to Khuzdar is a success
During the first surgical mission of our Cleft Pakistan team to Khuzdar, Balochistan, we were able to treat 103 patients with cleft lip and palate. In Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province, most people live below the poverty line. They live isolated in the mountains, without electricity, gas or mobile phone reception. Available medical care is rudimentary.
Surgical missions in Peru possible again
For the first time in 15 months, our partner organization Qorito led by Dr Alberto Bardales carried out an aid mission outside of Lima from May 14th to 16th. Our Peruvian team was able to operate on 16 patients in Ayaviri, a small town in the very south of the country. The next missions are already planned. The surgical missions of our local team are now more important than ever.
Raiganj: New treatment location in India
Raiganj is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. The capital is Kolkata, formerly Calcutta. With over 91 million inhabitants, West Bengal is the fourth largest state in India. There are few treatment options for cleft patients available in the region. We have been running a cleft center in Kolkata since 2018 and are now pleased to be able to expand our aid for cleft children in West Bengal to Raiganj as a new location.