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In Pucallpa, in eastern Peru, Gabriela reflected on what would await her in Lima with her son, Leao. They had just finished a five-day boat trip from Iquitos, and there was still another day by bus to the capital.
A Stranger’s Kindness
Ephraim was filling gas tanks at work when the kindness of an unnamed gentleman changed his life.
Operation Smile’s “Whole-Person Approach” with Priti Desai and Donna Trentel
The goal of psychosocial care extends far beyond ensuring a child is prepared for surgery. Forming a positive association with medical environments at a young age will have lasting effects on a child’s mental, emotional and physical development.
Fight for Happiness
"You have to fight so that your children can be happy." That's the advice Brandon's grandmother has for all mothers and fathers who have children born with cleft.
Voices From the Front Line: Q&A with Dentist Dr. Dane Hoang
In celebration of Dental Hygiene Month, this pediatric dentist and longtime volunteer shares how she found the strength to continue caring for her patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrating World Patient Safety Day
We’re proud to join with the World Health Organization (WHO) and members of the healthcare community in celebrating World Patient Safety Day on September 17. According to WHO, this commemorative day “calls for global solidarity and concerted action by all countries and international partners to improve patient safety.”
The Change in Lucas
Vivi watched as the doctor frowned and immediately understood that there was something wrong with her baby. She was in the middle of an ultrasound, and, when she was informed that her son would be born with a cleft condition, she wasn't entirely surprised.
Transforming Lives Through Equity: Operation Smile's Voice at Women Deliver
Operation Smile was thrilled to participate in the Women Deliver 2023 conference this July in Kigali, Rwanda, networking with thousands of advocates, innovators, agencies and organizations that influence the global agenda in healthcare.
‘I’m the key’: Lessons learned from our 2023 International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC)
Here’s a look at lessons learned from ISLC 2023 and how participants will make a difference for Operation Smile back home.
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