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93% of every $ raised goes directly to fund our missions

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1 million
children and adults awaiting this surgery

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170,000 children born with cleft lip and palate
deformities each year

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BUY A SMILE

$300 Pays for 1 cleft surgery.
Make a difference in a child’s life today.

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$1,000 Pays for
One Operating Room for a Day

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$70,000 Fully funds one mission
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Meet Jacklene

Jacklene was born in The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), and before her first birthday, she and her family were forced to flee their homeland because of the ravages of an ongoing civil war. 

Before finally settling in a remote village in western Tanzania, Jacklene’s family lived in the squalor of a Burundian refugee camp for over ten years.  In addition to spending her entire childhood living as an outcast in abject poverty, Sophia hid her face from the world because of a cleft lip deformity that had never been corrected. All of that changed in July of this year when Jacklene and her mother traveled for nearly three days to reach our team in Dar Es-Salaam, Tanzania. And as you can see from the photos Jacklene’s beautiful face is no longer hidden.

Jacklene is just one of the 2000+ children in 11 different countries that Medical Missions for Children treated in 2014, and although each child’s life story may be unique, the underlying struggle remains the same in every corner of the globe: the children we care for live in a world where the only thing in more desperate supply than medical care is any hope for a life of wholeness and health.”

Global Outreach

Since 1991, Medical Missions for Children has provided hundreds of surgeries for children across the globe. 

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MISSION LAUNCHED TO CREATE A MORE SELF SUSTAINABLE MEDICAL INDUSTRY IN RWANDA.

Massachusetts-based nonprofit, Medical Missions for Children, and the San Francisco-based Hellman Foundation have partnered to send Google Chromebooks to medical students at the new Medical College of the Institut Superieur Pedagogique de Gitwe (ISPG) in Rwanda, Africa.

For several years, the Hellman Foundation has served as a strategic partner for Medical Missions for Children and the Gitwe Hospital.  During the past three years, the Hellman Foundation has expanded its philanthropy to support the new Medical College. The current project will compliment broader initiatives in Gitwe and as Mission Team leader Andrew Patterson explains “The ultimate goal is to empower Rwandan health care workers in providing more effective medical care in a resource-limited environment.”

Volunteer Opportunities

Medical Missions for Children are seeking medical volunteers to join our missions. Of particular interest, we need Anesthesiologists (mostly pediatric) and PACU Nurses. 

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