Operation Smile is assisting in the development of a Plastic Surgery Service and Training Programme at Jimma University Specialised Hospital in South West Ethiopia.

A strong mentorship has developed between JUSH medical staff and Operation Smile medical volunteers. One such volunteer is Irish plastic surgeon, Dr. David Orr, who has been travelling to Jimma since 2006. This inspiring story of the power of mentorship looks at the development of young Ethiopian surgeon, Dr. Yonas Eschetu, as he develops a passion for plastic surgery under Dr. Orr’s guidance.’

“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