Free children from birth defect
Focus: Children and Youth, Health
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Corrective surgery can give children everlasting smiles. Help Mission Smile achieve this!
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There are an estimated one million untreated cleft children and young adults in India. Left uncorrected, cleft conditions not only cause physical difficulties in feeding, breathing and speech which become more severe over time, but affected children also face social challenges such as discrimination, rejection and isolation. Children with untreated cleft are less likely to go to school, and later find employment or get married.WHY IN KOLKATA?
About 26% of West Bengal's population live in extreme poverty with limited access to healthcare. Annually, more than 1,200 children are born with cleft deformities, with 35,000 currently awaiting treatment. Here, especially among weaker socio-economic communities, this congenital condition is perceived as a "curse" due to unawareness of its causes, resulting in cruel discrimination, rejection and isolation.
I will no more be embarrassed to look into the mirror.
First mission with Mission Smile. Very impressive set-up and professional working atmosphere. Especially good organisation of patient care.
The journey has finally begun, now didi will play with me and I will have friends at school.
Dedicated short-term plastic surgical programmes for cleft lip and cleft palate can have a substantial clinical and economic impact in resource-poor settings.
This mission gave me new friends, new experiences and above all new satisfaction to make kids smile better.
I want to congratulate the chairman and Board of Trustees of Mission Smile for creating and establishing a state of the art cleft centre in Assam.
Amazing story of taking care of people who need most. Cannot describe the joy you bring to so many.
Mission Smile will first identify five economically disadvantaged cleft-affected children from rural West Bengal, who will be brought to Kolkata, along with their parents, for surgery. The young patient will receive comprehensive care, which includes interventions in speech, dental, ENT and nutrition, plus check-ups. The children will be treated by credentialed surgeons and anaesthetists with years of experience in cleft care and surgery.
WALKING long distances from home to high school has its dangers in rural India - especially for adolescent girls. Help IHMP buy 50 cycles at ₹4,000 each so girls can ride to school, instead of dropping out.
SHARING a dorm with pals can be great fun - until you fall ill, spread the infection and miss school. Baale Mane have planned a sick room for their girls but need funds to equip it with beds, medicines, etc.