Demystifying myths associated with cleft lip

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cleftAt least 9 out of 1000 children are born with the cleft lip in Kenya.

This is according to statistics given by ministry of health today on the condition and prevalence of the disease in the country.

Cleft lip disease is a condition where a child is born with their upper lip cracked and divided into two.

According to Dr. Tom Osundwa the condition is still marred with myths and misconception and one of them being that the said disease is a disability.

Osundwa says the myths have made it difficult for many parents to realise that the cleft lip is treatable.

On 25th of this month Cleft  lip treatment will be done at Nairobi   hospital and  parents with kids under this condition have  been urged to come out and attend the free medical exercise.