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Beit-CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi Raising Awareness and Support for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate


Children born with cleft lip or cleft palate now have access to high-quality life-changing medical treatment at no cost to families


BLANTYRE, Malawi – 25 April 2024: The Beit-CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi, a children’s hospital that offers high-quality medical care at no cost to families, is accepting new patients born with cleft lip and/or palate. Parents of children with cleft lip or palate should contact the hospital with any questions or to schedule a time for a doctor to provide free medical advice by calling +265 883 18 61 62, WhatsApp messaging +265-883186150, emailing [email protected], or visiting

“Parents want what’s best for their children, which is why we are encouraging parents who have a child with a cleft lip or palate to contact us to schedule a free consultation,” said Elly Chemey, Executive Director at Beit-CURE. “We are standing by to improve the health of children. This Center is truly an answer to the prayers of my patients and their loved ones.”

Cleft lip and palate, one of the most prevalent birth defects globally, affects approximately one in every 700 babies. This condition arises when the tissues responsible for forming the upper lip and palate fail to fuse completely during early fetal development. Clefts can result in difficulties with speech, feeding, hearing, and dental problems, underscoring the importance of early intervention and comprehensive care for affected individuals.

Christina received sponsored surgery from CURE for her cleft lip.


Beit-CURE firmly believes that every child with cleft lip and palate should access appropriate medical care, regardless of socioeconomic status. The hospital has forged partnerships with healthcare providers, organizations, and funding agencies to improve access to affordable and high-quality treatment, surgeries, and other services like speech therapy and nutrition, thereby ensuring that every child who needs medical care can receive it.


About the Beit-CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi

Established in Blantyre in 2002, Beit-CURE Children’s of Malawi is a teaching hospital that provides over 2,500 life-changing reconstructive and orthopedic surgeries each year for children suffering from treatable disabilities. With 58 beds and three operating theaters, the hospital is internationally recognized by the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA). In addition to world-class medical care, CURE Malawi ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities. The Beit Trust, a UK-based charity, provided the initial funding for this facility as a gift to the people of Malawi. Services are offered at no cost to families through the generous support of CURE’s partners and donors worldwide.


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CURE Malawi’s mission is to provide every child living with a treatable disability the physical, emotional, and spiritual care they need to heal. If you have questions about becoming a patient or a partner with CURE, please contact us.

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