Chapter 3. Challenges for Cleft Care in the Developing and the Developed World

  1. Michael Mars D.Sc lead consultant Chairman visiting professor Faculty of Medicine Fellow,
  2. Debbie Sell PhD Head and
  3. Alex Habel consultant paediatrician
  1. Brian Sommerlad consultant plastic surgeon ex-Director

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988244.ch3

Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World

Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World

How to Cite

Sommerlad, B. (2008) Challenges for Cleft Care in the Developing and the Developed World, in Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World (eds M. Mars, D. Sell and A. Habel), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988244.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS, Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019689

Online ISBN: 9780470988244

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Keywords:

  • management of cleft lip and palate;
  • access to care;
  • social and psychological effects of having cleft;
  • developing countries - no tradition of multidisciplinary team working;
  • developing countries - training young surgeons;
  • missions – especially ‘parachute missions’;
  • protocols and techniques - evidence-based and appropriate for situation;
  • health-care delivery systems - facing challenges

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Worldwide Problems

  • Multidisciplinary Teams

  • Recruiting Surgeons and Keeping them Involved in Cleft Care

  • Training of Surgeons

  • Missions – Especially ‘Parachute Missions’

  • Outcomes

  • Long-Term Results

  • Protocols and Techniques

  • The Way Forward

  • Conclusion

  • References