Pacific Clinical Research Foundation aka Smiles International Foundation Overview
Target demographics: Facially deformed children and young adults without financial means of surgical and dental assistance in developing nations. Also helping hospitals cleto gain clean water processing and procurement.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Several hundred persons
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help set up a clinic to treat facially handicapped children
Geographic areas served: Mexico, Central America, India, Ukraine, Africa
Programs: Major operating programs, size and benficiaries include the following:1.Location and provision of underpriviledged children's Cranio-Facial Deformity Surgical Corrections and associated needs as well as affilitated orphanage needs within the regions of Mexico ,Costa Rica, Panama,and in Dnepropetrovsk,Ukraine. Assisting volunteer selection for IMA clinics in Ecuador.2.Educational Grants, Surgical and Research Fellowships providing foreign and national post-doctoral candidates the experience and education in advancements of academic and clinical maxillofacial surgical and dental care. 3.National and International Symposiums providing Category I certified continuing education units in clinical advancements for mission care as well as philanthropic foundation support strategies. Size: 30-200 participants. Beneficiaries: Underserved children with cleft and craniofacial deformities and their clinician service providers.