AfS is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2004 – its mission is to repair children’s broken smiles by providing free comprehensive treatment for cleft lip and palate anomalies in under-served areas of the world. We have completed 103 surgical missions, repaired 7,776 smiles and provided $29,724,544 worth of medical services in eleven countries over 13 years. During a typical mission, up to 100 children receive free surgery for cleft lip & palate anomalies. A surgical team is comprised of approximately 11 doctors and nurses who are supported by approximately five non-medical volunteers. The AfS team works side-by-side with local medical practitioners to exchange ideas on proper medical techniques and procedures. We also have treatment centers where we offer follow up care and train local doctors.
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