What is an Operation Smile Mission?
“Operation Smile’s standard International Medical Mission is comprised of a team of credentialed medical professionals from around the world who travel to Operation Smile partner countries to treat children during a two-week period. On a typical International Medical Mission, 300 to 500 children receive full medical evaluations and 100 to 150 children are surgically treated. Thanks to your support, we are able to conduct over 25 International Medical missions in a year.
“Operation Smile also uses the International Medical Missions to provide educational opportunities to in-country health care professionals. Ranging from a formal medical conference to an informal workshop on a specific skill or technique, the programs are designed to meet the needs of the facility and the health care workers from within the partner country.”