Culture and the Intraoral Exam: The Uvulectomy

Catherine Crowley and Miriam Baigorri of Teachers College Columbia University developed the “Building Capacity: The Cleft Palate Speech Training Project” for local professionals to begin to acquire the academic and clinical skills needed to provide quality services to children with cleft lip and palate.

Our Final Day

Our Final Day

After an early morning bus ride back from Kumasi to Accra full of Anasi stories and songs, we arrived at Korle Bu Hospital to witness a surgery and to participate in the cleft palate clinic.

School, Royalty, and the Hospital

School, Royalty, and the Hospital

We started our day by visiting Effiduase Methodist school. The 45 minute drive to get there went by in a flash thanks to George’s Anansi stories and the musical stylings of Ryan and the Ratlings. Upon arrival, Eric and Mercy invited us into their classroom for...