Training doctors (transfer of know how)
Know-how transfer and training have proven their worth - doctors return to their home countries as highly qualified cleft surgeons.
"In spring 2014 Dr. Boubacar Idé arrived tired and exhausted after a long, eventful journey which started in Niamey in Africa at the Cleft-centre in Chennai,. He was due to start his 5-month further training to become a cleft surgeon the very next day. His welcome, he says, was very warm. He was given a small apartment near the clinic, food and immediately a lot of work. Now he must, in addition to his work as an assistant at the clinic, which starts at 07.00 hours every day and goes on to 8.00 in the evening, complete the theoretical part of his training and improve his English language knowledge. His day was rarely over before midnight.