This letter is from Dr. Luis Paredes, Plastic Surgeon from San Bartolome Hospital in Lima, a mother-child hospital. Luis started to work with PAMS one year ago and has already been in Huancavelica with us. He promotes as, other groups do, a comprehensive treatment for children with Hare lips and Palate fissures. Dr. Alberto Bardales from Univ Cayetano Heredia goes the same way. It means surgical, dental, language, psychological and rehabilitation.
If you do not read Spanish, he reports there was a Multi Disciplinary world meeting on this topic and many Peruvian groups were present. Among themselves they agreed to create a Medical Association and also to request the government, that at birth, all these children be registered to have for the first time reliable statistics on this regard. You easily know what a big step forward this is.
Dr. Ralph Kuon