In 2007, Dr. Deborah Tuzo, Orthodontic Surgeon and Coordinator of AHEAD-Bermuda established a partnership between these three entities to establish this life enhancing program which identifies patients in need a facial reconstructive surgery to correct the disfigurement caused by congenital cleft palates and cleft lips.
With this construct, we have established a mechanism where the patients and their families could be brought to Dar es Salam from remote villages under the sponsorship of AHEAD
, to undergoing this dramatic and necessary surgical intervention.
has found this partnership to be "an extraordinary experience, where by working together, we are able to witness firsthand, the dramatic improvements that our work accomplishes in the lives of these patients and their families.
recognizes that the team approach and partnership between AHEAD
and the magnificent doctors and nurses at the CCBRT
made our program a profound success.
In 2008, AHEAD
was able to significantly expand this program to the repair of 20 cleft palates and lips, in addition to the repair of multiple skin wounds and the resection of multiple tumors.
One beneficiary of the wonderful work of Drs.
and our partners at CCBRT
, is Paulo Julius, a brave 12 year old youth, who notes profound satisfaction and appreciation for the generosity and expertise that was afforded him.
appreciates that, "commitment and mutual cooperation is vital to the sustenance to any long term program, and AHEAD
believes our investment and delivery of these programs insures healthy productive citizens and future leaders.