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Initiative launched to help children with burn injuries

The initiative will see 40 children undergo surgical procedures to rectify deformities caused by burn injuries.

FILE: A health worker shows off some of the new equipment at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's state-of-the-art operating theatre complex. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - An initiative has been rolled out to provide reconstructive surgery to children who suffered burn injuries.

The Red Cross War Memorial Hospital in collaboration with Clicks' Helping Hand Trust and the Avela Foundation have kicked off its Smile Week on Monday.

The initiative will see 40 children undergo surgical procedures to rectify deformities caused by burn injuries.

Officials say burns are the leading cause of non-natural deaths among children under the age of four years.

Smile Foundation CEO Hedley Lewis says a number experts joined in the project.

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