GSF is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive cleft care and raising awareness on such congenital deformities.
Many of GSF-MENA’s patients cannot afford to have their congenital deformities corrected and if left unrepaired, these deformities can lead to a variety of problems that fundamentally affect the wellbeing of both the individual and the community. Furthermore it can lead to speech deficits, nutritional insufficiencies, dental problems, ear infections and even hearing loss.
Moreover, the disfigurement carries with it a devastating social stigma for the individual and the family. Caring for an untreated patient creates a burden of the family, resulting in greater poverty and suffering. Correcting this physical deformity and addressing the psycho-social aspects turns a vicious cycle into a virtuous one. We have so many stories of success--what is transformative for the individual has repercussions that ripple throughout the family and the community in powerful ways. DONATE here: gsf-mena.org/donation/