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Operation Smile Returns to Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital

Surgical Mission in Phnom Penh March 12-19, 2010

Free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other types of facial deformities
Where: Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital
When: 12-19 March 2010
Contact: 023 211 405, 012 43 55 91 or 013 759 631

Operation Smile Cambodia will be conducting an International Mission at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital from 12-19 March 2010. This will be our 16th surgical mission in Cambodia. We are hoping to provide free medical care to at least 125 children and young adults over the course of this mission. The medical team is participate by volunteers from Australia, Sweden, Philippines, India, United States, Norway and Cambodia who together will provide underprivileged Cambodian children free surgery that will forever change their lives. Prospective patients will be medically screened on March 12th and 13th to determine their eligibility for surgery.

The first Operation Smile medical mission to Cambodia was conducted in 2002 at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh. The volunteer medical team performed free surgeries for 169 Cambodian children.

Since then, Operation Smile Cambodia has completed another 15 medical missions in Cambodia, with over 1,600 Cambodian children receiving life-changing surgery. While most missions have taken place in Phnom Penh, surgical missions have also been conducted in Battambang, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kampong Cham and Kampot.
Our website is located at http://cambodia.operationsmile.org/.

Operation Smile is a worldwide children’s medical charity, launched over 25 years ago by Dr. Bill Magee, a plastic surgeon, and his wife Kathy Magee, to help children born with devastating facial deformities. To date, the organization has provided free surgeries that have changed the lives of more than 130,000 children around the globe. In addition to contributing free medical treatment for children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and lays the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency.

For more information, please contact Kimeng Sok Vong, our Administrative Manager at 012 435 591 or David Fruitman, Secretary of our Board of Directors, at 092 955 641.

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  1. Tim Balbay
    February 22, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Thanks for the post and bringing awareness to cleft lip. Operation Smile one of many amazing organization that helps numerous children to get a life-changing surgery. Make a difference today!

  1. February 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

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