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Vetted and approved by the DZI

The DZI donation seal is the most important seal of approval for German donation-funded charities. It certifies that the organization bearing it spends their donation income responsibly and effectively. The DZI guidelines stipulate that to be certified the organization must work efficiently and transparently, operate economically, provide factual and truthful information and have effective control and supervisory structures.
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“After an intensive and comprehensive examination, the DZI has determined that the organization meets the donation seal standards and awards it the DZI donation seal”, reads the official wording of the donation seal certificate, awarded to us for the eighth time in a row. You can find more information about the work of the DZI and the DZI donor advisory service here.
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Impressions from Bolivia
The parents of our cleft children are always full of gratitude. When their child is born with cleft, they often do not know what to make of the malformation, much less that it can be treated. And even if they do - most of our little patients come from the poorest of backgrounds. Their parents could never afford the operation. It is an unimaginable happiness for them to learn that their children can receive qualified treatment, and free of charge even. This wonderful, touching film from our Bolivian aid project captures these special moments of happiness.
Video: Impressions from Pakistan
This film, made for our Pakistani partner organization, the Al-Mustafa Welfare Societey, by the father of one of our patients, shows scenes from our work in Karachi. From here, our senior surgeon Prof. Ashraf Ganatra treats cleft children from poorest families. He operates the children from Karachi at the Al Mustafa Medical Center. In order to reach the many needy families living outside the city, he also regularly heads out to local provincial hospitals to treat cleft patients there.
The story of Dat from Vietnam
As a baby, Dat fell victim to an unqualified surgery. Probably inexperienced doctors severed important arteries during his palate surgery in Vietnam. The result: a large hole in the palate that massively affects the boy's life. We brought him to Germany to get reconstructive surgery. An individual case that due to the financial and human cost must remain an exception. In this video, we want to draw attention to the risks of "safari surgery" as opposed to sustainable development aid.