The project aims to promote functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of patients with cleft lip and palate fissureas well as their full reintegration into society. The beneficiaries are treated in the Brazilian public health network, at the Regional Hospital of Asa Norte- HRAN. The HRAN is a referral hospital in the Central-West Region of Brazil, which provides a Multidisciplinary Service for the Treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate Fissures responsible for themedical procedures and follow-up of patients. About 200 patients are submitted to surgery or are waiting for surgery each year. In addition, 160 patients receive speech therapy treatment per month. To undertake these procedures, it is necessary an endoscopic equipment, the NASOFPHARINGOSCOPE, whichenable qualitative and timelydiagnosis andintervention. Unfortunately, the HRAN does not have this set of equipment, resulting in huge loss in effectiveness. Thus, this project entails the acquisition of a Karl StorzNasopharyngoscope and imaging set, including the training of all professional staff who will operate and care for this set of equipment. The material will be provided to the Brazilian Association of Fissured Patients Support - ABRAFIS, CNPJ, No. 18.272.824 / 0001-86, which will be responsible for the use and maintenance of such equipment. The cost of the project is $85,946, from which the international partner should provide $13,000. With the use of the NASOFPHARINGOSCOPE it is forecasted that the treatment will be more effective reducing the waiting time in the hospital. Consequently, it will reduce the costs of permanence in the hospital,improving overall services delivered. Finally, it will positively impact in the recovery of patient's self-esteem, leading to quick reintegration into society. This project falls under the Focus Area: Prevention and Treatment of Diseases and Improving Child Health Care.
Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.