Facial plast Surg 2016; 32(02): 209-212
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1582247
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Global Cleft Surgery

David A. Shaye
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Associate Head of the Department of Otolaryngology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Kigali, University of Rwanda, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Kigali, Rwanda
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Publication Date:
20 April 2016 (online)


Surgery has recently been properly recognized as an essential component of global health. Global cleft surgery, often performed by visiting surgical teams in many parts of the world, has evolved with the recent surge in interest in global surgery. This article explores that evolution.