Wife of the Anambra State Governor, Chief Ebelechukwu Obiano has called on women whose children have cleft lip and cleft palate deformities to come forward and take advantage of the free surgery her pet project, Caring Family Enhancement initiative (CAFÉ), is sponsoring at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi.
Chief Obiano made the call when she visited the hospital to assess progress of the children under-going surgery for cleft palate deformities.
She posited that corrective surgery would restore smiles and healthy life to deformed babies, but added: “You must know how to feed the babies to avoid infection. Always give them balanced diets to enable them grow healthy. Cleft lip is a mere birth abnormality which you now know can be corrected; therefore make sure you tell others who have children with such problem to come forward. They do not have to pay to have their cleft lip and cleft palate deformed children undergo the surgery.”
Mrs. Obiano explained that she founded CAFÉ as a non-profit, non-partisan pet project mandated to cater for the less privileged and reduce women-child vulnerability as the dignity of the physically-challenged, amongst other programmes.