Children suffering from cleft lips and palates are a major medical issue in Sudan. They have difficulty in eating and speaking, they are often teased by their peers forcing them into isolation and shame. Most of them drop out of school making it extremely difficult to find gainful employment as they get older. These children and their families are left in a lifetime of social and economic poverty.
IMANA Medical Relief has built an effective SaveSmile surgical team of volunteer plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, family practitioners, emergency medicine staff and medical students.The mission completed 10 years in 2019,in Khartoum.
Your contribution gives renewed hope to children and families who have been dealing with shame, social stigma for being born with clefts and are seen as a curse in their community. A cleft lip can be repaired for $200 in as few as 30 minutes, promising the patient with a life-changing procedure along with a gift of a new smile 😊