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Operation Smile India specializes in delivering safe and quality cleft correction surgeries in the remotest parts of the country. Surgeries are conducted as a part of this program with the most basic of requirements - a hospital room, an operating table and an operating room light.

Operation Smile brings all medical equipment, drugs and medical consumables that are needed for surgery. The program has also involved the best of surgeons, anesthetists, pediatricians, dentists and speech therapists among others - all on a voluntary association.The project is divided into three parts - Screening - where potential candidates are selected 2. Surgery week 3. All patients come back to the hospital a week after the surgery for a one-week post-operative evaluation.

When you donate to this program, you can help poor children get access to cleft surgery.

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About : Mission Smile

Bringing smiles is the mission of Mission Smile. The organization led by the team of dynamic trustees facilitates free life-changing surgeries for patients suffering from cleft deformities.

In a country like India, there are 1 million cleft deformity patients that have never received any form of treatment. With over 45,000 medical examination and over 35000 surgeries in 16 years, Mission Smile takes a step towards helping the situation. Mission Smile has 10 outreach centers and 1 comprehensive cleft care center. A team of 40 full-time staff and five consultants work tirelessly to serve the patients.

The backbone of Mission Smile is great professionals like Dr. Rashmi Taneja Delhi and Col. Shivaji Samaddar (Retd.). Due to their great efforts Govt. of Assam honored the Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre with the “Social Impact Award” for their Innovative Social Services.

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Cleft lip is a birth defect that can be corrected by a simple surgery. Your donation can help poor children get access to this surgery.

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