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. Occurring in the first three months of pregnancy, a cleft can affect the upper lip and the hard and soft palate of the mouth.

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

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

    Find out more. 

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