Mission: Throughout the world, Operation Smile volunteers repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. Together, we create smiles, change lives, heal humanity.
Results: In our 27 years, Operation Smile has performed over 130,000 safe surgeries for children born with facial deformities in developing countries. World class medical professionals volunteer their time and services to help us reach the hundreds of thousands of children still waiting for this life transforming surgery.
I lived in the Philippines for 15 years and have seen the doctors from Operation Smile. They do good work but the number of patients treated in my area (Davao City) was unavailable. Also, judging by their budget, they do not seem a large enough organization to do a program on a regular basis in any one area. This is particularly true as expenses are about 50% of income. My personal opinion is that the founders, the Magee's, need to step down and turn the program over to more efficient managers. I have ceased contributions for the time being.