In Antananarivo, Madagascar, Operation Smile’s international medical volunteer team provided healthcare screenings to 289 patients over two days. The team is hard at work proving reconstructive surgeries to at least 143 of those patients. About 92 percent of the patients scheduled for surgery this week are less than 3 years old, which is a testament to Operation Smile’s commitment to providing safe and effective early surgical care.
One young patient returned to this medical mission for a post-operative assessment with a smile bigger than the team had seen when he was told he was selected for surgery last fall. His cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries have healed beautifully and he was happy to show off his new smile. His mother told us she wishes she can tell everyone about Operation Smile.
Please browse photos by Zute Lightfoot from this week in Madagascar.
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