In cleft missions, we go to help the patients at their doorstep
In order to help the deserving Cleft patients at their doorstep, Free Cleft Missions were started in remote areas of Pakistan in 2004. A team of highly skilled Anesthesiologists, competent Surgeons, Operating Room staff and supporting personnel was developed to cater to the growing needs of Cleft missions in different areas of Pakistan and Kashmir. Lately CLAPP has extended its services to the neighboring Afghanistan as well.
Inaugural ceremony of 11th Cleft Surgical Mission organized in collaboration with Crescent Lions Club at Railway Hospital, Multan, Pakistan on Nov. 27, 2015
Inaugural ceremony of first Cleft Surgical Mission organized in collaboration with Rotary Club of Kabul at Estiqlal Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan on May 19, 2013.
Surgeries performed by CLAPP Team
13,945 Patients in 140 Outreach surgical missions in Pakistan
959 Patients in 6 Outreach surgical missions in Afghanistan
12,065 Patients at CLAPP Hospital Lahore and Faisalabad
Realizing the problems of War damaged country with no facilities for cleft surgeries, we started Cleft Mission at Estiqlal Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan in April 2013. Since then six Cleft missions have been carried out where 959 Cleft patients were operated. Speech Therapy Services are also provided to the Afghan patients.
“We are very grateful to CLAPP and its volunteers to travel all the way from Lahore (Pakistan) to Kabul to provide free surgeries to hundreds of Cleft children in Kabul. Many of these families have travelled for more than 2 days to reach Kabul to get operated. Ministry of Health, Kabul appreciates the selfless services of CLAPP team members with a humble request to please continue these missions in the coming years.”
Mr. Qamaruddin, General Director Public Health, Kabul, Afghanistan; December 2013
Rwanda, Mexico and Philippines
So far, CLAPP has coordinated with OperationSmile USA to provide free surgeries to Cleft patients in Rwanda, Mexico and Philippines.