It is estimated that worldwide a child is born every 3 min with a cleft, about 1 in 750 births. A Cleft can create serious health issues if not corrected. Babies can have difficulty with feeding which can lead to malnutrition or even starvation.
Ear infections can occur which can lead to hearing loss. Dental development can be affected. Speech and language development can also be impaired. Children also suffer from bullying and social isolation.
Help us bring new smiles and new lives to children suffering from cleft lip and palate in Kashmir.