The Extra Mile
Ghana
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2018-04-23

First as a nonmedical volunteer then becoming a regional manager for Operation Smile, Sabrina Ghiddi's passion is serving Ghanaians affected by cleft.


A Pioneer's Impact
Ghana
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2018-03-23

Under the medical leadership of Dr. Opoku Ampomah, Operation Smile Ghana has expanded its reach to new patients and medical volunteers alike.


Completing the Smile: Q&A with Lucy Apeajei
Ghana
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2018-03-13

Operation Smile Ghana's program coordinator Lucy Apeajei draws her strength from overcoming her own obstacles as a child to help Ghanaians in need.


Surgery for the People: The Need
Nicaragua
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2018-03-13

Operation Smile and Nicaragua’s Ministry of Health are working together to improve the surgical infrastructure of two rural hospitals.


Clement's "Why"
Ghana
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2018-02-28

As patient coordinator for Operation Smile Ghana, Clement Ofosuhemeng’s drive to connect potential patients to life-saving care has produced unprecedented success.


Scenes From the Field: November Medical Missions
Global
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2018-01-09

November was a busy month for Operation Smile medical programs as we rang in our 35th anniversary back in the United States.


Scenes of Healing: Koforidua Medical Mission
Ghana
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2017-12-01

The second of a two-part photographic story of Operation Smile's first medical mission to Koforidua, Ghana, conducted in November 2017.


Scenes of Hope: Koforidua Medical Mission
Ghana
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2017-12-01

The first of a two-part photographic story of Operation Smile's first medical mission to Koforidua, Ghana, conducted in November 2017.


Future of Smiles: Durgapur Medical Mission
India
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2017-09-28

Patients and their families braved monsoon season to travel to the Future of Smiles medical mission to receive surgery from Operation Smile.


New Smiles in Malawi
Malawi
FROM THE FIELD Posted 2017-09-28

'As someone affected by cleft first hand, this mission resonated very deeply with me'. Chris Williams, Operation Smile Fundraising Manager, recalls his recent medical mission to Malawi.


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“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President