Breaking down cleft surgery stigma in Kenya

  • Samantha Keon

I worked as a contracted video editor on this piece with Devex that follows the story of Fridah Mueni who gave birth to a baby with a cleft lip in a village in rural Kenya. Social stigma led her to hide her baby from members of her village until a local community health volunteer helped her to understand the importance of bringing her child to the hospital for surgery, despite the myths that prevail around the condition in her community. You can read the full story here:


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