Little Rupaiya has always had a beautiful smile but the cleft lip she was born with meant she could not feed easily as a baby, was hungry and failing to thrive.

cleft lip pre surgery

Learning to talk was also challenging. Surgical repair is costly in Bangladesh, and her parents had nowhere to turn until they learnt of IMPACT’s floating hospital and Rupaiya was treated on board.

Post operative smiling girl

Rupaiya’s parents are so happy that their daughter will be spared from living with avoidable disability.

cleft lip surgery

‘IMPACT surgeons have not only brightened my daughter’s smile, they have changed her life forever,’  

Rupaiya’s Mother