My baby Paul was born with a piece missing from his top lip. Later they told me he had a cleft lip and palate. He could not suck and most of the food and drink I put in his mouth just ran out again. For three months, I struggled to …Read More »
Hi! I’m Tresor from Cameroon and I’m 10. Most people say I am quite a happy fun loving boy but there is one thing that really gets me down. When I was three, I fell into the fire and burnt my left arm really badly. My mum took me to …Read More »
Nurses do not always make the best patients, and Fanta from Cameroon was certainly a fine example of that. She had let a benign tumour grow out of her left arm for 10 years, until it got to the point that she need a major surgery, to remove a 4.5kg …Read More »
Thirteen-year-old Fadimatou would love to go to school, but until now, her cleft lip has prevented her from doing that. Physically there is no reason why she cannot go to school. The problem is that because of her facial deformity, other kids would tease her mercilessly until she left. They …Read More »
All over the world the WHO safe surgery checklist is being used to save lives by preventing many of the common surgical complications that can develop. Worldwide mortality rates are being cut by around 47% and infection rates by 35% through the use of the checklist. Most hospitals in developing …Read More »
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