Alliance For Smiles International, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review
Issues: Health, International, Cancer
Location: 101 Cargo Way Suite 237 San Francisco CA 94124 USA
Programs: AFS focus's on setting up permanent programs in one given geographic area of the world at a time. The first country that AFS has approached is China because of their need for this service and the already established relationships with existing organizations. Initially, AFS Project China will organize and send up to four teams annually to a specific location, each team being composed of between 15 and 24 volunteer medical professionals and 7 to 10 non-medical volunteers. During a 10 to 14 day period each team is on location, between 80 and 120 underserved children with untreated clefts will receive free reconstructive surgery provided by medical professionals working in tandem with local medical practitioners. During each visit, medical team members work side by side with their local counterparts, providing an interchange of ideas on proper medical procedures and techniques including follow up care. Mini-teams also are sent between major thrusts in order to work on a one to one basis with local physicians and to deal with cases that require complex treatment.ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™? The goal is for very small teams to go semi-annually to consult with and treat extremely difficult cases and support the continued efforts of local medical professionals.
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I volunteered as an anesthesiologist for this organization on a recent trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh. I was impressed with the dedication of the staff and volunteers to provide repairs to cleft lips and palates that the children of Dhaka. The quality of care for these needy children was exceptional. A huge amount of work is done by this organization and the supporting help by Rotarians both in the US, Australia partnering with local Bangladesh Rotarians was inspiring!
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This is a well organized non-profit organization that is well versed in traveling to places in great need of medical care for the poor around the world. Wonderful organization that partners with Rotarians around the world to carry out much needed care of cleft children.
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