MUSKAN (cleft lip-palate repair)

MUSKAN (cleft lip-palate repair)

The incidence of cleft lip/palate in Pakistan is 1 in 500 live births thus it is very common. Unfortunately because of widespread poverty and lack of resources, most of the children are not able to receive surgical correction leading to lifelong disfigurement, bullying and marked disability, and depression. The experience is even worse for girls. Early detection and timely surgery is the key to help affected children but in the developing countries such as Pakistan, access to surgery and rehabilitation especially for poor is nonexistent. Some NGOs do try to help but local resources are limited. One surgery can change life of a child but only if parents can afford the cost of the procedure. We are planning bring a change and help in making a difference.