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Cleft Awareness Week 2018 Summary

Cleft Awareness Week ran from the 5th-13th of May.

Each day during Cleft Awareness Week, I pulled out a post, interview or presentation about cleft lip and palate to share – whatever your background, I hope that you found it interesting, and most importantly, that you learned something about the UK and NZ’s most common facial birth difference that affects 1 in 700 people around the world (that’s an average of 20 babies born with a cleft per week in the UK and 3 per week in NZ).

Here is a collation of all the posts from the last week – you can find all these and more in the cleft section of my website. Thanks to all those who are continually raising awareness and making the world a more inclusive place where society recognises and values the unique contribution that individuals make.