Sommerlad Center for Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

On the 12th of November 2016 an opening ceremony was held for the Sommerlad Center for Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery at the Burn and Plastic Surgery Hospital in Slemani (Emergency Hospital) with the attendance of Kurdistan Save the Children staff, Minister of Health, Directorate General of Health Sulaimani, other health personals, doctors and hospital staff.

The center was named Sommerlad Center for Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery to show our appreciation for Professor Dr. Brian Sommerlad who is an international specialist in cleft lip and palate. It’s his fifth time visiting Kurdistan upon the invitation of KSC to perform surgeries and conduct workshops for our local physicians. Until now he has performed 104 surgeries for children in Kurdistan.

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