The future of cleft care

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus

Craniofacial Centre Nepal

In collaboration with InTouch Charitable Foundation, Future Faces has established the Craniofacial Centre Centre Nepal. The centre, which was inaugurated on 2nd August 2017, is attached to Janakpur Trauma Hospital, an established not-for profit multispeciality trauma care, rehabilitation and training centre to which a new extension has recently been completed and furnished for the craniofacial centre outpatients. An agreement has been reached with the Orthopaedic Trauma Foundation of Nepal, owners of the hospital for all surgery and associated services to be provided in the existing well equipped hospital

 

In the spirit of WHO guidelines, Sustainable Goals 2030 and the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (2015), the aims are to train people with required knowledge and skills, establish systems and structures to enable people to be effective and to strengthen capacities, set priorities and use resources effectively.

Presently in Nepal, all the major health facilities are situated in Kathmandu, though no dedicated craniomaxillofacial service, and patients from all parts of the country have to travel great distances for services.  After the earthquake in 2015 an urgent need to develop services elsewhere became apparent. Kathmandu and the surrounding mountain regions were the worst hit areas and  facilities became inaccessible physically and psychologically. Moreover, the migration of people from mountain regions to the plains has already started. Therefore, establishing a hospital dedicated to cleft and craniomaxillofacial surgery in Janakpur is ideal