Cleft Lip and Palate and Global Essential Surgery

Learning Objectives

• Explain what orofacial cleft is, and how and why it develops
• Draw connections between global surgery, global burden of disease, and congenital anomalies
(particularly orofacial cleft)
• Articulate how Operation Smile’s work fits within the Global Surgery space
• Identify barriers to care for people living with orofacial cleft, and barriers for Operation Smile patients in
• Identify benefits and drawbacks of the short-term mission model for care delivery