Medical Missions

A Mission to Transform Lives

International Missions

Operation Smile’s standard International Medical Mission is comprised of a team of credentialed medical professionals from around the world who travel to Operation Smile partner countries to treat children during a two-week period.

On a typical International Medical Mission, 300-500 children receive full medical evaluations and 100-150 children are surgically treated.

Operation Smile also uses the International Medical Missions to provide educational opportunities to in-country healthcare professionals, ranging from a formal medical conference to an informal workshop on a specific skill or technique, the programs are designed to meet the needs of the facility and the healthcare workers from within the partner country.

Local Missions

Operation Smile Foundations in each of our 25 medical mission countries not only support International Missions but nearly three-fourths of our Foundations also organize year-round Local Missions. Based on the Operation Smile International Mission model, teams of in-country medical volunteers conduct local programs to take care of more of their children. As the foundations work towards self-sustainability, many foundations now have clinics, where children can be treated all year, receiving not only post-operative care but also consultations on dental health, speech therapy, nutrition, and psychology.

Since 2000, Operation Smile Jordan has conducted more than 30 medical programs in six cities in Jordan, including Amman and Irbid. In addition to providing care for patients.

Operation Smile has provided surgical care to Iraqi, Syrian, and Palestinian children in Jordan, in addition, to run a permanent center, located in Amman, which provides year-round surgical care, medical evaluations, speech therapy, and life support training.

  • 2003

    Irbid - December 11 - December 18

  • 2004

    Irbid - December 2 - December 10

    2004

  • 2005

    Amman - July 13 - July 23

  • 2005

    Amman - December 2 - December 10

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    2005

  • 2006

    Amman - April 20 - April 29

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  • 2006

    Amman - September 7 - September 16

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    2006

  • 2007

    Amman - April 19 - April 27

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  • 2007

    Amman - June 21 - June 29

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    2007

  • 2008

    Amman - June 13 - June 20

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  • 2008

    Amman - March 1 - March 30

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    2008

  • 2008

    Amman - June 12 - June 21

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  • 2008

    Karak - November 13 - November 14

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    2008

  • 2009

    Karak - November 5 - November 8

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  • 2010

    Amman, Sahab - February 26 - March 5

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    2010

  • 2010

    Amman - June 19 - June 26

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  • 2011

    Amman - December 2 - December 8

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    2011