Help this little boy with Oro-facial cleft born in November 2019, to get surgery!
This baby boy was born in a small village, very far from the nearest medical center. Her parents don’t know who to turn to, or what to do. In Indonesia, the price of an intervention of this type is between $ 2’200 and $ 3’000 with a success rate of more than 90%! So let’s do that together!
This baby born in November 2019 with a cleft palate, lives in a very poor village in eastern Sumba and does not receive help!
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This little boy born in November 2019. He lives in a very small village in East Sumba (NTT), in which water is a rare commodity, electricity does not exist. Health solutions for this category of people living in the most rural regions and therefore far from everything, are most of the time impossible to reach.
Oro-facial cleft (OFC) remains a prominent health issue in developed and developing countries alike. Mounting evidence suggests a polygenic, multifactorial and a list of epigenetic events. With a worldwide prevalence of approximately 1.2/1000 live births, OFCs are the commonest craniofacial birth defects in humans
Poverty and lack of economic resources, combined with a lack of information and education, mean that families who need medical assistance and information are most of the time helpless. They don’t know what to do or who to contact.
We met this family in November 2019, a few days after the baby was born. The midwife and the doctor installed a gastric tube directly after his birth so that her mother could feed him with a syringe. But since his birth, no one has come to see him, neither he nor his family. Since then, we are very often there to give help and support. But we need to do much more now!
Although there are different schools of thought in this area, most plastic surgeons believe that the ideal age of the patient to undergo Oro-facial cleft repair surgery is between 6 and 18 months, although the preferred age for the repair of the cleft lip is generally much earlier, at around 10 to 12 weeks old.
- Cost: An Oro-facial cleft surgery in Indonesia or cheiloplasty ranges from $ 2,200 to $ 3,000.-;
- Hospital: The patient is asked to stay in the hospital for 5 days;
- Success rate: About 90%. However, in a few cases, speech problems may occur. This means that the child’s voice is hypernasal;
Thank you very much for your concrete help and your love, to offer a bright future to this little boy!