|Doctor Han Kai talks with a child. [clady.cn]|
Organizers of the Mother's Smile Project, supported by China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF), recently invited medical experts from hospitals in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province to perform operations for 22 impoverished children with cleft lip or palate in northwest China's Qinghai Province.
Representatives of the organizers visited the children who had undergone such operations and expressed their best wishes to them.
One initiator of the project, Han Kai, who is also doctor from a philanthropic hospital in Hangzhou, said: "Every child should have the right to smile and enjoy their lives. However, the cleft lip and palate not only affects children's facial features, but their normal pronunciation, as well as children's psychological health."
"Cleft lip and palate should be cured as early as possible, and operated on before the age of three, whilst couples should have a premarital check-up to reduce the rate of the condition," Han suggested.
|Children after the operation [clady.cn]|
(Source: clady.cn / Translated and edited by Women of China)
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