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THE IMPACT

Because cleft repair surgery is not covered under Bolivia’s overburdened public health care system, thousands of children grow to adulthood with their clefts untreated. Due to the way they look, these children are often rejected by society. Many suffer from problems like ear, nose and throat infections, depression, and malnutrition.

To treat clefts and help people with cleft live a life free of impairments, Cleft Bolivia offers different surgeries by well experienced surgeons and anaesthetists. Our surgical missions provide high quality treatments with a variety of surgical techniques to Bolivians who would otherwise not have access to proper treatment. We can offer high quality and secure treatments and therefore change the life of the patient for the better. Most of the time, a single operation is not sufficient to resolve all effects of cleft and comprehensive care is required. Cleft Bolivia already offers some of the necessary treatments and is working to offer more. For this we need your support!