Haingo’s Journey

Haingo needed intense care to bring her back from the brink. Her cleft palate was the greatest concern; her inability to breastfeed/nurse left her severely malnourished. Her bilateral cleft palate left her face severely disfigured.  Haingo was almost seven months old and weighed a fragile 2.2kg (less than 5 lbs) when she was admitted with […]

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Elisabeth’s New Future

Thérèse’s husband was already struggling to provide for their family when Elisabeth was born with a cleft lip and palate. Neighbors openly laughed at Elisabeth’s face, saying there was nothing Thérèse could do to save her baby. Elisabeth was unable to breastfeed successfully due to her malformed palate, and she began to lose weight dramatically. […]

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Mercy Ships And The Peace Corps Help Babies Breathe

Every year, an estimated one million newborns die because they are unable to breathe. A large proportion of these deaths could have been prevented. Those sobering facts from the World Health Organization are the motivation for the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) course, an innovative initiative developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with […]

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