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.




  • Latest News

    • Thoughts from Peru: Dr. Sandra Fastlicht

      TF Consultant and orthodontics specialist, Dr. Sandra Fastlicht, shares her experience visiting our Community Rehabilitation Centres (CRCs) in Peru.

    • E-MPOWER Project Wins Award

      TF’s India partners receive award for their E-Tech mobile app at the Telemedicon 2014 conference.

    • 2014 Fall Newsletter Now Available!

      Download our Fall Newsletter for the latest TF info.

    • Beyond a Single Surgery: Meet Radhika

      Radhika says she gained the self-confidence to face the outside world and was treated the same as the other children in school.