Bangladesh Update

In February 2017, Janne Speirs, a long-standing ambassador for Operation Cleft and District Governor Elect for Rotary District 9820, travelled to Bangladesh, and with her long-time friend Jenny visited an Operation Cleft surgical camp at Dhaka City Hospital. You can read all about Janne’s visit in the February Newsletter 2017 – Janne Speirs Bangladesh Visit on our Newsletter page.  Janne commented  “Jenny and I will never forget the welcome we received or the  wonderful work we witnessed being undertaken to help the rural and impoverished children of Bangladesh have one less hurdle to overcome in their lives”

In a monitoring visit to Bangladesh in 2016, Vici Funnell then Chair  of Operation Cleft and Julie Stein then General Manager travelled to Dhaka, Jessore and Khulna and met many of the people working on the project in Bangladesh. Below are just a few of the photos taken during their visit in this extraordinary country.


See Operation Cleft in Action

Operation Cleft – an international humanitarian project of the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central – provides free cleft repair surgery to those in need in Bangladesh – the “Gift of a Smile for Life”.  This was filmed at a recent surgical camp conducted at the Dhaka City Hospital in February 2017




> 9th and 10th of November at Jessore, Nova Medical Center

> 28th, 29th and 30th October at Netrokona Ideal Hospital, Netrokona

> 15th, 16th November, Surgical Camp in Pabna