At GC4, Newer Collaborations in the Offing

A team from the Sahlgrenska Academy,  University of Gothenborg, Sweden, one of the largest and most prestigious University Hospitals of Northern Europe is currently on a week -long visit to the Mission Smile‘s Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (GC4) Dr. Hans Mark and Dr. Patrik Boivie, Associate Professors in the Department of Plastic Surgery have come with the sole objective of forming a research collaboration with the Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre, one of the largest cleft care centres in the world, observe surgery protocols and to study the long term results of cleft reconstructive surgeries.    This morning Dr[…]

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Mission Smile Brings New Sunshine in Little Naveen’s Life

In our recently completed Vijayawada Mission, we met Gangale Naveen, a 2 year old baby with cleft lip and palate deformities. He’s born into a farmer family with a meagre daily income of Rs.300-400 per day. Both his parents are uneducated farm-workers. They didn’t have the faintest idea of cleft and like many in their village, thought it to be a curse inflicted upon them by the Almighty. Obviously, they wanted their child to look and grow up like all other normal children but due to lack of awareness about cleft, and the superstition surrounding it, even today among the[…]

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57 Smiles in 4 days – Vijayawada Mission Achieves Big Success

Our recent Mission in Vijayawada from 10th to 14th October 2017, turned out to be another successful one. This mission was our 7th mission in Andhra Pradesh, 5th in the state organized in partnership with Muthoot Pappachan Foundation,the CSR arm of Muthoot Fincorp Ltd, 2nd at the venue – Government General Hospital, Vijayawada and overall Mission Smile’s 93rd medical mission! At the mission, with the continuous support and cooperation of the volunteers, we have screened 98 patients out of which 57 smiles have been successfully restored. These 57 surgeries have been performed under the complete medical observation of the Mission[…]

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Mission Smile Is Now A Global Giving Vetted Charity!

Mission Smile has been accredited by Global Giving for successfully completing the September 2017 Accelerator Challenge. The prestigious Global Giving accreditation has added yet another feather in our cap and has brought us even more global recognition and exposure. Thank you Global Giving for bestowing the trust in us! Global Giving is a community that helps non-profits around the world access the training, tools, funding and support required to become more effective. It has vetted more than 10,000 organizations and possess the expertise and systems to customize vetting and moderation needed to support a workplace, cause marketing or grant making[…]

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