Operation Of Hope Commences Cleft Lip/palate Screening in Harare

OPERATION of Hope has commenced cleft lip and cleft palate SCREENING sessions at Harare  Central hospital, pending surgeries which will run  up to Friday 25, May 2018, amidst indications that not less than 55 operations will be conducted over the period. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, Operation of Hope president Jennifer Trubenbach said the response to the call for screening has been overwhelming and they were expecting more numbers to come through in the course of the week. “At least as we speak, we have screened not less than 35 although some…

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Operation Of Hope targets 100 free facial reconstructive surgeries in Zimbabwe in May

Operation of Hope, a 29-year old, US/Canadian based surgical charity, is planning their 24th surgical mission to Zimbabwe. Since 2006, they have performed more than 5,000 free cleft surgeries for children and adults, in Zimbabwe alone. 100 children and adults are targeted for a free facial reconstructive surgery at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo, Screening Day: Sat. May 5th and at Harare Central Hospital, May 19th, 8:30 am Last year’s mission, included one special patient, 11-year-old Arthur whose face was recently crushed by a donkey cart. The surgical team, headed by…

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Hundreds Turn Out for Cleft Lip Surgeries

By Michael Gwarisa  MORE than 200 children turned for Cleft lip screening underway at Harare Hospital while another 47 surgeries were conducted at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo last week courtesy of Operation of Hope. Operation of Hope is an American Non-Profit organisation focused on empowering marginalised and undeserved communities. In an interview, Operation of Hope president Jennifer Trubenbach said the response to their call for free cleft lip screening and surgeries was an indication that the need for Reconstruction surgeries was a huge need amongst Zimbabweans. “Operation of Hope was at Mpilo…

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Free Cleft lip surgeries for Zim Kids

Health Times Reporter  Operation of Hope in collaboration with Schweppes and the University of Zimbabwe will be conducting free Cleft Lip, Cleft palate and craniofacial reconstructive surgeries in Bulawayo and Harare next month. The move has been driven by increased cases of children suffering from the deformities across the globe. In a statement, Operation of Hope  said they had partnered Schweppes, UZ, The Ministry of Health  and Child Welfare with the assistance of Zimbabwe Rotary to provide the free surgeries to children living with the conditions. “If you live in…

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