23 November 2012

Angola: German Doctors Perform Surgeries to Correct Cleft Lips

Luanda — A team of German doctors led by surgeon Tomas Clasem arrives Sunday to the country, where, for a few days, will perform surgical correction of cleft lips or cleft palate.

In Angola under the project "Children smile with Angola" of a local non-governmental organization Kimbo Liombembwa - Village of Peace for Child, doctors will perform corrective plastic surgery in children and adults with cleft lips.

Cleft lip or cleft palate (cleft lip and palate scientifically) is an opening in the lip or palate region, caused by not closing these structures, which occurs between the fourth and tenth week of pregnancy.

It is a genetic anomaly, where the patient has oral-nasal communication due to drilling on the palate, where you can observe the nasal septum and the inferior turbinates.

According to a note from the organization, the surgery will be performed at the Hospital General of Benguela and are enrolled more than fifty patients from different provinces of the country.

The Kimbo Liombembwa is an institution created in 2001 with the mission to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of children, providing them with access to health facilities in the fields of Education and Health.

The project of treatment of children is supported by a German philanthropic institution (Friedensdorf International).

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