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What is a mission?

International Missions

Operation Smile’s standard International Medical Mission is comprised of a team of Operation Smile- credentialed medical professionals from around the world who travel to Operation Smile partner countries to treat children during a two-week period. The majority of volunteers, funding, supplies and equipment are organized by Operation Smile headquarters, with volunteers provided by partner countries or resource chapters. International medical missions usually include: 2 days of physical examinations, 5 days of surgery and 4 days of post-operative care, providing surgeries to approximately 125- 150 patients.

Operation Smile also uses the International Medical Missions to provide educational opportunities to in-country healthcare 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 healthcare workers from within the partner country.

Local Missions

A local Medical Mission is based on the International Medical Mission model, but is conducted on the local level using Operation Smile-trained volunteers. The partner country manages all aspects of the medical mission including physical examinations, surgery and post-operative care. The country secures its own funding, medical supplies and credentialed medical professionals. The country may be assisted by Operation Smile headquarters, a resource country or another partner country. Support received could include medical equipment and supplies, logistical resources, funding or volunteers. Local missions vary in length, frequency and number of patients.


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