Most Babies Born With Cleft Condition Could Die Without Surgery
One of the most common birth defects in the world is a cleft lip. It's essentially a gap in the upper lip where the skin didn't grow together. Babies with cleft lips may also have a cleft palates, where the roof of the mouth is split. Both can be repaired surgically. But unless that's done, this birth defect can cause significant disability or even death. More from VOA's Carol Pearson.