Cleft lip and palate surgery occurs frequently in our society but remains, to this day, a considerable challenge for doctors working in developing countries. That is why, in addition to operating on children during our missions, our objective is to work with and help train local medical teams so they can benefit from advanced knowledge and expertise in order to be able to offer cleft lip and palate care after our departure. In addition to providing technical training during surgery, we also organize teaching days when the theory behind the surgery is presented and discussed. At the end of each mission, we present training bursaries as well as certificates of participation.


To better grasp the extent of our work, we invite you to review the scope of activities described in our previous mission reports listed below (in French only). Also, take a look at the interesting television report recently broadcasted by Télé-Québec describing MSA's valuable work in Africa!