Project Description

 Prevention research

During all our surgery and evaluation weeks, we collect as much demographic information as possible from our patients and their parents. With this data, we hope to identify trends in the future to develop protocols to reduce the number of babies born with cleft lip and palate in Guatemala.

Below we would like to share a few of our detailed statistics. This year (2021) we are again busy collecting data. Unfortunately, this has come to a partial halt in the year 2020 due to the lack of operations due to the arrival of the global pandemic.

Surgery week January 2019

In the year 2019, we collected a lot of information during surgery and evaluation weeks. For one specific surgery week we have further elaborated these in statistics. We plan to work this out for several surgery weeks in the future so we can get a better understanding of how our medical missions are evolving.


Netherlands vs. Guatemala 2017 - 2018

In 2017 and 2018, we conducted specific research into the differences between cleft lip and palate in the Netherlands and Guatemala. For this we consulted our own collected data and used figures from third-party surveys in both the Netherlands and Guatemala.


Research different types of cleft 2008 - 2016

With figures we collected in the years 2008 to 2016, we have been able to develop the statistics below that give us more insight into what types of cleft lip and palate occurred among our patients during this time.