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

    • Our Fall Newsletter is Now Available!

      Download a copy of our Fall Newsletter for the latest updates on our international partners, projects, events and much more!

    • Host Your Own Spice Bucket Challenge

      This holiday season, turn up the heat by hosting your very own Spice Bucket Challenge fundraiser!

    • Transform 10 Lives this GivingTuesday

      Help us #TransformTen lives this GivingTuesday. With your help, we hope to fund life-changing surgery & care for 10 cleft patients by December 1, 2015.

    • Dr. Mekonen Speaks about Surgical Equipment in Ethiopia

      Meet Dr. Mekonen, head of our cleft lip and palate unit in Ethiopia. Learn about the unit’s surgical equipment needs and how you can help!