Pictures: Operation of Hope team rescues children with cleft lip

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Lindiwe Sibanda could not hide excitement as she hugged her daughter Fiona who had a succesful cleft lip operation at the Harare Children's Hospital on Tuesday.

THE United States volunteer surgical team, Operation of Hope, successfully operated on children with cleft lips at Harare Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.

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The 19-member team, which comprises doctors, surgeons, paediatricians and nurses, is on a mission to carry out free surgical repair for children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate.

Fiona Sibanda before her cleft lip operation on Tuesday May 12 at Harare Children's Hospital.
Fiona Sibanda before her cleft lip operation on Tuesday May 12 at Harare Children’s Hospital.
American doctor Dr Travis Tollefson (L) and Zimbabwean doctor, Dr Faith Muchemwa operate on 8-month-old Nkosilamandla Ncube to correct his cleft lip.
American doctor Dr Travis Tollefson (L) and Zimbabwean doctor, Dr Faith Muchemwa operate on 8-month-old Nkosilamandla Ncube to correct his cleft lip.
Operation of Hope doctors work on resuscitating young Takunda Mutekwa after a successful cleft lip operation.
Operation of Hope doctors work on resuscitating young Takunda Mutekwa after a successful cleft lip operation.
Stella Chagonda could not hide her excitement on seeing her son Takunda Mutekwa after he had been successfully operated on.
Stella Chagonda could not hide her excitement on seeing her son Takunda Mutekwa after he had been successfully operated on.
Lindiwe Sibanda  could not hide excitement as she hugged her daughter Fiona who had a succesful cleft lip operation at the Harare Children's Hospital on Tuesday.
Lindiwe Sibanda could not hide excitement as she hugged her daughter Fiona who had a succesful cleft lip operation at the Harare Children’s Hospital on Tuesday.