WHAT IS A CLEFT PALATE?
Some children are born with a cleft in the lip, jaw of palate. Officially, this inborn disease is called schisis, after the
Greek word of palate. Every year, almost 350 Dutch children are born with this disease. In other parts of the world,
such as Asia, a cleft-palate occurs twice as often.
Annually, the medical team of Care4Tina, including doctors from for example Rijnstate Hospital Arnhem, selflessly operates children with a cleft-palate in China. After surgery, these children have less difficulty in learning how to talk, eat and drink. Their appearance also improves, so they can develop as normally as possible. On top of that, their chances of adoption are enhanced.