In 2003, Seven like minded persons held a meeting in Faisalabad to establish a non-profit NGO with the aim to help Cleft Lip & Palate children. CLAPP is a non-Profit Organization committed to serve the poor community all over Pakistan. Our main focus has been to provide free surgeries to patients born with Cleft Lip & Palate throughout Pakistan and more recently we are also doing these free surgeries in Kabul, Afghanistan as well.
CLAPP started program of free Cleft surgeries at Punjab Medical College, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad in 2003. Before that three new Operating rooms were constructed and equipped with the help of philanthropists of Faisalabad to cater to the increasing load of Cleft patients.
CLAPP established a facility; CLAPP General Hospital in 2008 in Faisal Town, Lahore, Pakistan to perform Free Surgeries of Cleft Lip & Palate patients. Since January 2008 more than 11,000 free surgeries have
been performed at this facility. Clapp has helped thousands of Cleft patients in remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan by doing surgical cleft missions.
Now CLAPP is establishing a new “CLAPP Hospital” at Ferozepur road, Lahore, for which a piece of land measuring 47,700 Sq.Ft. / 4,431 Sq.M. (10 Kanals and 11 Marlas) has been purchased. We are going to start the construction in May 2016 In Shaa Allah. This will be 400 bedded teaching hospital to provide state of the art treatment to the most needed communities of Pakistan and other neighbouring countries. We hope that with your unrelenting support, this Project will be completed in early 2018.
Clapp is the Pioneer of Free Cleft Surgeries Program specially designed for Poor Cleft Lip & Palate patients in Pakistan
Message from CEO CLAPP
Ghulam Qadir Fayyaz
CLAPP stands for Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Pakistan and was formed with the main intention to help thousands of poor Cleft patients whose families cannot avail single surgery which will change their Life Once forever “from Disabled to Enabled”.
Over the period of years, CLAPP has made significant progress in management of Cleft Lip & Palate.
CLAPP has operated more than 27,000 cleft patients totally free since 2003.These surgeries were performed at Allied Hospital, Faisalabad, Gulberg Hospital, Gulberg, Lahore, CLAPP General Hospital,
Lahore and many remote hospitals throughout Pakistan. Since May 2013, our team is going to Kabul, Afghanistan to provide free surgeries to Afghan Cleft patients.
CLAPP has been very instrumental to uplift the training of Surgeons for Cleft Surgeries. So far seven Symposiums on Management of Cleft Lip & Palate surgeries have been organized in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. More than 350 surgeons of different specialties were benefitted from these interactive Symposiums.
Now CLAPP is undertaking a very new Initiative; to establish CLAPP Hospital to provide free Surgeries to following seven types of problems. Cleft Lip & Palate, Craniofacial Deformities, Post-Burn Contractures,
Blindness (treatable), Club feet, Hydrocephalus and Hole in the Heart. All this will be made possible with consistent support from the national as well as International Community of Generous Donors.
CLAPP is establishing 400 bedded hospital to provide state of the art treatment to the needy communities of Pakistan and Afghanistan.