Cleft Care Indonesia Foundation

Can a Cleft be Cured?

Through surgery, clefts can be repaired, provided the baby is physically fit and strong enough for the operations. You may never have seen an open cleft as medical professionals in the developed world or cities quickly identify cleft defects, schedule the necessary surgery and educate the parents.

This is not the case in poorer parts of Indonesia. It is estimated that 85-90% of new cleft infants are born in/at the lowest social economic/educational level

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