Cleft Palate Surgery

£500 complex procedures
or £40 per month

We place a strong emphasis on training and equipping local medical staff and hospitals to better support the building of healthcare infrastructure in the countries that Physicians Across Continents works in. By increasing local capacity, PAC ensures that the legacy of its humanitarian work continues to benefit local people, long before we have left. The development of any community is central and key to Physicians Across Continents work, we like to think of it is as a living legacy. Physicians Across Continents could simply come in do the work that our donors want us to do and leave. We want to go beyond that; we have integrated plans to develop local medics with local knowledge to give a sustainable legacy to those communities. Having field offices with local knowledge, embedded within the customs and culture of those communities, Physicians Across Continents can act fast to any medical emergency. This enables us to build a comprehensive picture of the medical needs of that community and rather than react we move to preventative measures.

What does this involve
  • Teaching people health and hygiene.
  • Teaching local medics with the latest developments.
  • Training the trainers- by training people who will go onto train many others.
  • Patient recording systems- medical files for all our patients.
  • Giving the latest technology, data and analysis to local communities.