Operation Cleft 2019

Donation Goal For This Project is $10,000
0% Donated/$10,000 To Go
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Operation Cleft provides free cleft lip and cleft palate repair surgery for underprivileged children in Bangladesh.

Rotary Woodend has committed to funding 10 operations annually.

Why Bangladesh?

  • Bangladesh is a developing nation of over 160 million people with around 40% living on or below the poverty line.
  • Approximately 300,000 people are living with an untreated cleft lip or cleft palate in Bangladesh.
  • More than 5,000 children are born with a cleft lip or cleft palate each year.
  • Surgical repair of clefts is not covered under Bangladesh’s public healthcare system.
  • For a low-income family, the normal cost of a repair operation (around 60,000 taka or A$820) is unaffordable as it is more than their annual income.