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Bujumbura Burundi 2023
Follow-up 2023






Treatment of cleft lip and palate

Location:                         Zone Buterere, Bujumbura, Burundi

Project leadtime:        6 months

Requestor:                      NDAYISHIMIYE Liliane, Coordinatrice
                                  Association Mères des Enfants Handicapés au Burundi (AMEHBU)

Description of the project:

In Burundi there is an increasing number of cases of cleft lip and palate, the treatment of which still poses serious problems due to the lack of treatment immediately after birth. These children usually have to wait a very long time before they are treated. Children born with these types of malformations have developmental delays due to the sucking and swallowing disorders that these malformations cause. To treat these deformities, surgery is necessary.


Provide surgical care to 25 children suffering from deformities due to cleft lip-alveolo-palate.


Direct: 25 children aged 0-7 years with an abnormality due to a cleft lip, alveolo and palate.
Indirectly: the parents, caretakers and teachers of these children.

Budget: 5.250 €


- Contempt for these children
- Some women are rejected by their husbands because they bring bad luck.

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Follow-up of the project