Closing the gap in cleft care
Transforming Faces provides free, local, and ongoing multi-disciplinary cleft care for children and adults in developing countries.
  • What is a Cleft Lip and Palate?


    Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common birth anomalies in the world. 

    A cleft occurs when the parts which make up the lip and palate fail to fuse properly. 

    It can affect a child’s appearance, speech, teeth, eating, hearing and ability to develop socially. 

    Cleft lip and palate can be successfully treated using a comprehensive team approach, but in developing nations, this approach is often lacking. 

    Find out how we close the gap in cleft care.




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      Thanks to some very generous supporters, TF was able to secure donated office furniture and supplies for our new office. Find out how you can help!

    • Beyond a Single Surgery: Meet Herbert

      8-month-old Herbert was born with a cleft lip and palate in Acrra, Ghana. Find out how comprehensive cleft care transformed his life.

    • Cleft Care Begins before Birth: Meet Soledad

      Cleft care starts before birth and, for many patients, extends all the way into adulthood. Read Soledad’s story to learn more.

    • It’s Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month!

      Learn more about cleft lip and palate, a condition that affects approximately one in 700 newborns globally.