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May 2016 - Interface Uganda

Report from Jane Sibley (cleft nurse specialist)

Introducing a soft bottle and teat to a baby with a bilateral cleft lip and palate

Report from Jane Sibley (cleft nurse specialist)

31st May, 2016

Jane Sibley visited CoRSU hospital in March this year.  Her full report can be read if you click here.

Here is a snippet from her report, and some lovely photos:

Lorna and Bertha (nutritionists) had organised a special clinic for me. They had invited around 30 mums and babies with clefts for me to talk to and assess with regards to their feeding. They all turned up [...]


Sunday 5 mile starters

The Dartmoor Challenge 2016

23rd May, 2016

61 people turned up for our walks this year – a record number.

What a weekend!  It was certainly a challenge on the Saturday walks – the weather couldn’t have been much worse – wind, rain and little visibility, so we couldn’t see any of the wonderful views!  Still, amazingly, 24 people (including 12 children) turned up for the 5 mile walk, 2 people for the 10 mile walk, and 5 [...]


All CoRSU Trainees (1)

7 trainees at CoRSU!

17th May, 2016

There are now 7 plastic and reconstructive surgery trainees at CoRSU hospital!  When Andrew and Sarah Hodges first went to Uganda in in the 1990’s, there were no plastic and reconstructive surgeons at all in Uganda.  Andrew came back to Exeter, UK to train in plastic surgery, and Interface Uganda was started.  Andrew and Sarah went back to live in Kampala in 2004, and since then, he has formed a training programme at CoRSU – there are now 3 fully [...]


Feeding bottles 2

Thank you to Bridlington Lions club

9th May, 2016
We would like to thank Bridlington Lions club in East Yorkshire for a huge £500 donation.  This was through Jane Sibley, a cleft lip nurse specialist from Oxford, who has recently visited CoRSU hospital (funded by Interface) – story and photos coming soon! Here is the email that Jane sent regarding the generous donation: Just a little note to say that I’ve had some lovely news from one of my patient’s mums. Magni, is one of Marc’s pre-op babies with a cleft palate [...]