Having a cleft lip and palate means children like Numan can have problems eating, speaking, and even be denied the chance of a school-place.
Since we helped Numan get treatment for his cleft lip, he has started school and finds it easier to eat. We recently visited him again to check how he was, and see if he needed more care. New advances in cleft palate care and speech therapy in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, mean that we can offer more treatment to help children like Numan eat, speak and smile.
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Listen to two BBC World Service interviews with Project Harar surgical teams from 2007. First up, an interview with Sissay Befikadu, who was in charge of the cleft programme at Yekatit-12 hospital. And secondly, an interview with Klaas Marck, a Dutch plastic surgeon and chair of the Dutch Noma Foundation.