CLAPAM’s mission is to educate and increase the awareness level of the public regarding the management of cleft individuals and cleft issues through our various activities whilst striving to be a one stop centre for cleft issues nationwide. CLAPAM also aims to be the link between parents who wish to seek medical assistance and the medical professionals.
Our activities include hospitals, clinics, and home visits to provide counselling and guidance on the correct feeding techniques for a cleft baby as proper feeding is essential to a baby’s growth and development. CLAPAM is a member of the Combined Cleft Clinic at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) and Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL). We meet parents with cleft children and adults with cleft condition during these clinics to further provide counselling and guidance sessions along with providing a link between parents and medical professionals.
We also conduct talks for members and health professionals through our Annual General Meetings and public forum/member get-together where medical professionals are invited to present special topics. CLAPAM attends medical conferences and participate in seminars and lectures to increase the awareness on cleft. We also publish and distribute information leaflets on cleft for parents and healthcare professionals and try to increase the level of awareness and cleft management.