Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Singapore

Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Singapore (CLAPAS)

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Singapore (CLAPAS) was formed with the assistance of cleft palate organizations in the United Kingdom and Australia. It was registered with the Registrar of Societies in Singapore in 1987.

It was formed with the following objectives:

  • to disseminate knowledge about cleft lip and palate and the treatment of this deformity
  • to sponsor and encourage research into cleft lip and palate deformity
  • to foster ties with cleft lip and palate organizations in other countries
  • to sponsor a self-help family support group

CLAPAS is the professional body comprising members who are health professionals involved in the treatment and care of cleft patients. The CLAPAS family support group is affiliated to CLAPAS. It is made up of parents of, families of and individuals with cleft deformities, and other friends (nurses), who come together with a shared interest in helping individuals with cleft deformities.

The CLAPAS office is now located at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKWCH).

We treat most of our patients at the Cleft and Craniofacial Centre at KKWCH, Women's Tower level 5.