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Surgery Helps Children Born With Cleft Lip In Africa

Agence France-Presse: Branded as witches, cleft lip children now see hope in Africa
“Accused of witchcraft or sorcery, children with cleft lips or palates are often driven into hiding in several African countries, forced to live as outcasts unless they receive an early operation. … In the West, children with the condition generally receive an operation within three months of being born, but specialized care of this nature remains rare across Africa, even though the operation costs only $250 (180 euros)…” (Fioriti, 3/14).