The Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines, Inc. or NCFPI is a non-profit organization dedicated to make excellent and comprehensive cleft and craniofacial treatment and care accessible to Filipinos especially the indigents by establishing sustainable world-class craniofacial centers in the Philippines operated by a team of empowered Filipino professionals.
NCFPI has been inspired by the ideals of the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundations (www.nncf.org & www.lovemakeswhole.org) established in Taiwan and in the United States of by Dr. M. Samuel Noordhoff, a renowned American surgeon and philanthropist.
Seed training of key personnel for NCFPI started at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH), Taiwan, in 2001. Afterwards, a core group for the Philippines’ craniofacial team was formed and training followed. NCFPI now has two craniofacial centers: Our Lady of Peace Craniofacial Center (OLPCC) and The Smile Train Craniofacial Center (TSTCC).
The outcomes of the initial cleft program of NCFPI has attracted other groups to collaborate thus creating new forms of partnership with NCFPI. Main collaborators are Our Lady of Peace Hospital, The Smile Train, World Craniofacial Foundation (WCF), Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Help! Wir helfen! E. V., Association of Philippine Orthodontists, Association of Philippine Speech Pathologists, Pediatric Dentistry Center Philippines and CS Foundation.
Collaboration work has been sustained due to the steadfast commitment of NCFP volunteers. They believe that success at work lies in 1) technical competence—commitment to competent work, ongoing education, continuing care, and 2) heartfelt concern for the patients.
The motto of NCF “Love Makes Whole” summarizes the concepts of professionalism with charitable love. Charitable love—treating patients as if they treat their own family–completes the care of the whole person and leads one to discover more opportunities to extend and improve craniofacial treatment and services.
Services Available for Children and Adults:
PRIMARY CLEFT SURGERY
SECONDARY CLEFT SURGERY
• Revision cheiloplasty
• Re-repair of palatoplasty
• Pharyngeal flaps
• Abbe flaps
ALVEOLAR BONE GRAFT
ANCILLARY CLEFT CARE SERVICES
• Pediatric Consults
• Genetic Counseling
• Orthodontic Treatment
• Speech Therapy Classes
• Nasopharyngeal Scoping or NPS
• Pediatric & General Dental Services
• Pre-surgical Naso-Alveolar Molding or NAM
• Other Social Services
CERTIFICATES AND VERIFICATION
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The Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI) is a non-profit organization registered with the Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It is also a registered social development agency under the Department of Social Welfare Department (DSWD).
Link to official website: http://www.ncfphil.org
Link to donation page: http://www.ncfphil.org/?p=donate
Ms. Mel E. Maranan, Executive Director
Telephone / Cellphone: Tel. +63-2-4686449 / Mobile. +63-917-990-8717
Region: 2nd Fl-B, 1428 Taft Avenue, Manila, National Capital Region (NCR)
E-mail : email@example.com
WHO DO YOU SERVE?
We help the Filipino cleft and craniofacial patients (children or adults) be cared for from birth until adulthood.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF YOUR CAUSE?
The foundation has been providing comprehensive cleft and craniofacial treatment to more than 2,000 indigent Filipino patients from 2003 up to the present.
WHO CAN HELP?
Professionals interested to volunteer must be available on Monday afternoons to help care for the patients in the OPD of Our Lady of Peace Hospital, Bgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City. Students who wish to volunteer could apply and work on specific projects and tasks. We also welcome anyone who can link us to cleft and craniofacial patients and help promote our advocacy. Quality and comprehensive cleft care.
Specific Skills: Patient care skills, teaching skills, secretariat work-skills, writing skills, computer and graphic design skills, etc.
“Changing a child’s appearance goes far beyond patching up a hole to impact his entire life. It promotes confidence, gratitude to society, and it helps him better understand love and how to share love with others when he grows up” –Dr. M. Samuel Noordhoff”