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At Korle Bu and Cleft Palate Surgery 

Today we continued our work at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.  We spent the morning working with a variety of patients, some of whom were returning to follow up with either the Speech Language Therapist at Korle Bu or for continued evaluation from our students.  We genuinely enjoyed learning from the wide range of patients and …

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Our day in Mole and Larabanga 

Today we visited the baby born with cleft lip. In Ghana, when children are born with disabilities, there is a huge shame associated with it. All family members may not be able to get married due to belief that that family is tainted and being punished by God. In extreme cases, people even want to …

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Cleft palates and open air markets 

After a brief, but thorough cleft palate lesson last night, we dove in head first and spent the morning at the weekly cleft palate clinic at Komfo Anokye hospital in Kumasi run by Dr. Peter Donkor.  Patients travel from all over Ghana to come and see Dr. Donkor for cleft palate repair. Cleft palates are …

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