CCC in Action
Cleft Professionals from across the globe are working hard to deliver comprehensive care to children and families even amidst COVID-19 restrictions. Read on to discover inspiring stories of how NGO partners are reaching out with creativity and resilience.
Adapting our community-based speech therapy programme in Oromia – in partnership with Transforming Faces
The Challenge: In partnership with Transforming Faces our speech therapist Natnael, worked on developing a community programme which included remote speech therapy practices. This involved the training of multidisciplinary health workers about basic speech and...
The Challenge: The most prominent challenge to delivering our cleft programme in the Amhara Region was the emergence of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Elective surgery was postposed nationally from March 2020 – October 2020 so we were unable to mobilise patients for surgery...
As patients’ treatment plans were put on hold, clinicians are identifying innovative ways to transition to virtual care.
“We believe that it is our responsibility to stand beside communities even in times of hardship, especially in times of hardship.”
TF is proud of the resilience of its partners and healthcare workers, who continue to provide care remotely.
“We’v resolved to fight not only against COVID, but also against the abandonment of our patients & families.”
Smile Train India’s toll-free cleft helpline helps families across India find their nearest cleft treatment center.
How GSF’s dedicated staff & volunteers continue to provide patient care.
Smile Train’s Elaine Liborio was determined not to let her patients fall behind.
Asociación LPH in Costa Rica facilitates access to comprehensive cleft care, especially for marginalized families who live far from the capital, San Jose.
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