Imagine living a life like Virgilio, who feared torment and ridicule so much that he rarely ventured outside of his family's home in Mexico. He endured 20 years of despair and feeling ashamed until surgery forever altered the trajectory of his life.
Virgilio beat the odds. But there are hundreds of thousands of children out there suffering, and chances are such they won't make it to adulthood.
Global strategies and comprehensive plans are needed to confront this problem. We are calling on global health and world leaders to work together with like-minded advocates to advance access to safe surgery for all people with cleft conditions.
None of this happens without you.
Safe surgery is a fundamental right for everyone around the world, and we urge you to take the Until We Heal pledge online and commit to action.