The Northern Cleft Foundation is a UK based charity which has been visiting India to provide cleft lip and palate surgery for 15 years. Over 1500 people have benefited from its work. Recently I have been very fortunate to join the group. £200 pays for another operation and all money raised goes towards the treatments themselves.
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Dharan, East Nepal
As members of the Norman Rowe International Education Foundation of the the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery we have begun collaboration with colleagues in East Nepal. At the B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Sciences we are helping develop services for the care of cleft lip and palate. A one day symposium has been run and a mentoring programme started.
Training disaster and war zone surgeons
The David Nott Foundation is a UK registered charity which provides surgeons and medical professionals with the skills they need to provide relief and assistance in conflict and natural disaster zones around the world. As well as providing the best medical care, David Nott Foundation surgeons will train local healthcare professionals; leaving a legacy of education and improved health outcomes.
I feel very privileged to help as part of David's teaching faculty on the Surgical Training for Adverse Environments (STAE) course the Foundation runs through the Royal College of Surgeons, covering the Head, Neck and Facial surgery aspects of the course.
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