We are a worldwide network of cleft professionals and cleft charity leaders with an interest in promoting Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) in resource-constrained contexts.


The objectives of the Circle of Cleft Professionals (CoCP) are to:


  • Champion Low and Middle- Income Country (LMIC)-rooted Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) learning and leadership.

  • Facilitate north-south, south-south and ‘inter-NGO’ collaboration among multidisciplinary cleft professionals. 

  • Amplify CCC tools, practical initiatives and LMIC cleft research.



What do we mean by Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC)?

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Why join the CoCP?

  The Circle of Cleft Professionals is free to join. Members have access to:



Webinars: Exclusive access to webinars, led by world-renowned cleft professionals. See examples of our previous webinars here. 


Resources: Members have the opportunity to access and share resources and results on the CoCP Resources. View the Resources here. 


 Upcoming Webinars & Events 

             Upcoming webinars to be announced soon.

 Resources for Cleft Professionals

All CoCP Members have access to the CoCP Resources, which includes articles, project updates, stories, and links shared for cleft professionals. CoCP Members also have the opportunity to share their own research or publications in the CoCP Resources. 

To learn more, email info@cleftcircle.org

Member Stories & Updates

Resources for Speech Therapy in Ethiopia

Transforming Faces announces the creation of the very first SLT training video materials available in two of the widely spoken languages in Ethiopia. These speech therapy training resources were designed by SLT expert, Dr. Cate Crowley. Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College’s Speech Team of Berhane Abera and Hirut Menguistu also feature prominently in these resources.

Smile Train's Comprehensive Care Programs Helped Save Baby Isaac's Life

Article was written by Dr. Catherine Crowley, Professor of Practice​ and Director of the Bilingual Extension Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University and one of Smile Train’s expert speech advisors.

Discovering the Causes of Cleft with Operation Smile

This story is the first of a two-part feature on the International Family Study.

ABMSS Shares Stories of CCC in India

ABMSS has embraced a Comprehensive Cleft Care model in India, and is seeing results!



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