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Circle of Cleft Professionals

Circle of Cleft Professionals (CoCP)


The CoCP is a worldwide network of 500+ cleft professionals and cleft charity leaders from over 70 countries with an interest in promoting Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) in resource-constrained contexts.


CoCP Sponsor Organizations

Akila Bharatha Mahila Seva Samaja, CLEFT Charity, Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe e.V., European Cleft Organization, Fundación Gantz, Global Smile Foundation, Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, Operation Smile, Smile Train, Transforming Faces


Aims of organization

  • To facilitate collaboration and networking among Cleft Professionals with an interest in multidisciplinary care in resource-constrained contexts.
  • To communicate the impact and learning occurring within Comprehensive Cleft Care projects.
  • To support local teams’ growth in implementing CCC.


Examples of progress made or particular achievements

  • Monthly interactive webinars on comprehensive cleft care topics with a primary focus on Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).
  • Annual online Solutions4CCC conferences since 2020 in which cleft professionals from around the globe come together to collaborate and generate solutions for delivering comprehensive cleft care in low and middle income countries.


Opportunities to get involved

  • Apply to become a CoCP network member – Gain access to a global network of cleft professionals and participate in webinars and other events organized by the CoCP. The membership is free!
  • Monitor the Solutions4CCC website for opportunities to lead or participate in future conferences.
  • Contact CoCP if you or your team would like to present a CoCP webinar
  • Contact CoCP if you or your team would like to share CCC-relevant publications or articles for the Resources page on the CoCP website.


Contact details

Neeti Daftari, Program Manager-Global Initiatives, Transforming Faces

Toronto Office: 416-222-6581
Toll-Free: 888-308-2757