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The Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in the Philippines, in cooperation with the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation (NCF) Philippines, Inc. NCF-Taiwan, and the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, sponsored the week-long international cleft mission for indigent patients at the Our Lady of Peace Hospital, Barangay San Dionisio, Paranaque. The medical mission which started on April 15 includes check-up and screening of cleft patients for surgery, cleft surgery, dental and orthodontic treatment, and speech therapy.



Dr. Samuel Noordhoff, founder of the Foundation, together with the medical team from NCF-Taiwan and Chang Gung Memorial hospital operated on twenty-two children with cleft lip and palate.

The medical mission culminated with Ambassador Donald C.T. Lee, representative of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in the Philippines, presenting to Dr. Bernard of NCFPI the Rhino-Laryngo Fiberscope donation of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at a press conference held on April 24.


The rhino-laryngo fiberscope, costing about US$22,000, is the first of its kind in the Philippines. The medical instrument comes with a set of rhino laryngo fiberscope, video system, camera head and a video adapter. Rhino-Laryngo is similar to an endoscope that is used to make more effective speech therapy and craniofacial surgery.


NCF Philippines manages Our Lady of Peace Craniofacial Center in Our Lady of Peace Hospital where hundreds of cleft surgeries were done for free since 1993. The NCFPI also aims to contribute in educating the public on cleft condition and its social acceptance, aside from a multidisciplinary and continuing medical care. It also promotes researches aimed at improving the standards of cleft care and craniofacial treatment.


Parents with cleft lip and palate children are encouraged to visit the Our Lady of Peace Hospital Craniofacial Center for consultation and repair the deficiency. The services are offered for free.


Caption: Amb. Donald C.T. Lee, TECO representative, turned over the Rhino-laryngo fiberscope equipment donation of Taiwan to Dr. Bernard of NCFPI. (Standing from left) Amb. Lee, Dr. M. Samuel Noordhoff, and Dr. Bernard listen as a mission member shows and explains the functions of the rhino-laryngo accessories. The equipment is the first of its kind in the Philippines. The instrument is similar to an endoscope used to make more effective speech therapy and craniofacial surgery.


This article is original from the website of Tapei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines. http://www.taiwanembassy.org/PH/ct.asp?xItem=89874&ctNode=4695&mp=272

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配合「羅慧夫顱顏基金會」在馬尼拉的義診,駐菲律賓代表處4月24日捐贈一組鼻咽鏡及語言治療室給馬尼拉和平聖母醫院,使該院成為菲國第一個擁有語言治療設備的顱顏專門機構,這一組語言治療設備價值2萬2000美元,對於評估唇顎裂患童手術後軟顎肌肉復建狀況、協助患童發音恢復正常,相當有幫助。


台灣財團法人羅慧夫顱顏基金會「用愛彌補」醫療團13人,在基金會創辦人羅慧夫醫師、執行長王金英及台灣長庚醫院顱顏中心主任羅綸洲的率領下,4 月19日抵達菲律賓,在合作夥伴馬尼拉天主教和平聖母醫院為20餘名唇顎裂兒童義診,同時也觀察當地種子醫師為這些患童動手術。


這些種子醫生於近10年前赴長庚醫院接受整形、牙齒矯正、語言治療等訓練,返菲後首先於2003年在和平聖母醫院設立了顱顏中心,2008年再發起「微笑列車」計畫,照顧菲律賓貧窮唇顎裂兒童。


配合羅慧夫顱顏基金會的仁行善舉,中華民國駐菲代表處也於今天捐贈了一組鼻咽鏡和語言治療專用室給和平聖母醫院顱顏中心。捐贈儀式於該院舉行,駐菲代表李傳通及館員、羅慧夫醫師、醫療團全體成員、菲律賓紅十字會主席高登參議員、菲律賓台商總會副會長洪文源、以及受惠病童和家長,出席了捐贈儀式。


圖片說明:駐菲代表李傳通、「羅慧夫顱顏基金會」創辦人Dr. M. Samuel Noordhoff與接受唇顎裂手術的兒童合影。


全文及圖片引用自駐菲律賓代表處網站 http://www.taiwanembassy.org/PH/ct.asp?xItem=89014&ctNode=4663&mp=271

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