In November, our medical volunteer team traveled again to Ho, Ghana to treat children and adults who have lived their entire lives isolated from their community due to their facial deformity. During this medical mission, 256 patients received medical evaluations and medical volunteers performed 199 cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries. 

It is our responsibility to reach as many people as possible," said Sabrina Ghiddi, Operation Smile's regional manager in western and southern Africa. "No matter their age, everyone has the right to smile." 

Watch this behind the scenes look at the medical mission in Ho, Ghana, with a very special thank you to donors from the families we serve.

“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President