Following on from our presentation from Rosemary Castle; she has sought the responses to some questions she was unable to answer on the night.
Are children/ families well accepted back in their communities following surgery?
Yes they are very well accepted and the social outlook towards the family changes very positively. In a way, the family becomes a change maker as many people in Bangladesh believe that cleft issues cannot be fixed until they see the evidence of successful surgery.
Has the program been affected by Bangladeshi politics?
Despite political turmoil in Bangladesh (although things are more stable since the last election), political issues have never impacted our surgeries.
Does religion play a part in which children are selected for surgery?
Patients are selected irrespective of religion, caste or social group.