What we do

  • Interplast South travels to San Pedro Sula, Honduras twice a year.

  • Approximately 200 patients are seen a year and 80 cleft lip and palate surgeries performed. 

How cleft lip and palates are
  • Cleft lip and palates are among the most common birth defect of children born in Central America. 

  • They are an incomplete formation of the upper lip or roof of the mouth.

  • A child can be born with one or both of the conditions. 

  • The repairs are done in stages.  Lips are completed prior to palate surgeries.

Why Honduras?


  • Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America and one of the ten poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.

How You Can Help

Your donation can change a child's life forever 

Interplast South is a not-for-profit charity that finances two medical mission trips a year to Honduras with the support of donors, the Ruth Paz Foundation, Smile Train and volunteer team members. Our focus is to repair cleft lip and palate deformities.