As a charity focused on cleft lip, cleft palate, burns, tumors and other facial deformities in children, our medical missions allow us to deliver safe surgeries to places where they may not be readily available according to international standards, frequently in the developing world.
We combine the talent of medical volunteers from different countries with the best practices in surgical care to meet two goals: immediately transform the children we treat while creating self-sufficient, long-term solutions.
EXPLAINING A MEDICAL MISSION
On a typical mission, a team of about 35 credentialed medical professionals (surgeons, anesthetists, nurses, pediatricians, dentists and others) from around Asia and the world travel to a partner country to treat children over a period of one week.
It sees us transformation about 100 lives through safe and effective surgery, cross training of medical volunteers, together with raising awareness of the impact that facial disfigurement can have both on the individual and their family unit.
Our teams are organized with both in-country and international volunteers and include interpreters, mission coordinators, student leaders etc. Along with our volunteers, our missions arrange for the delivery of medical equipment, medication and supplies that meet our Standards of Care.
We have developed a highly efficient process for screening and treating hundreds of children within each mission at the highest standard of care we can deliver.