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Cleft Lips and Palates
October 11, 2012
In West Africa, Mercy Ships works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, local physicians and other charities to provide life-enhancing and, in many cases, life-saving surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates.
This condition is easily repaired in the developed world, but babies in the developing world have little access to corrective surgery. As a result. they suffer from malnourishment, and the children who survive are often rejected and abandoned. In addition, specialized surgical training is provided to local African surgeons.
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Published on Aug 15, 2013
The world’s largest civilian hospital ship travels the west African coast, restoring sight to thousands and bringing smiles to faces once disfigured by tumors. Scott Pelley reports.