Operation Smile

Dr. Allyn Auslander, Associate Vice President of Research, Operation Smile

This article was originally published on the International Business Times.

I’ve been lucky (and privileged) enough to travel to many low- and middle-income countries for my research. The commonalities I’ve seen are comforting and inspirational — the kindness of families…

Marc Ascher, Photo Editor and Photographer, Operation Smile

Good ideas and good intentions can always be made better with a little insight.

After my first Operation Smile medical mission more than 20 years ago, I was struck that the children who came to the hospital had no toys with them. The parents I know can’t drive down the…

Kendra Davenport, Chief Development Officer, Operation Smile

Much has been written about how the pandemic has changed the way we work, interact with colleagues, approach our professions and manage the new stresses it has created.

No matter your profession — whether it be blue- or white-collar — chances are you are not operating the same way you…

By Charlotte Steppling, Nutrition Program Manager, Operation Smile

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended by healthcare professionals for at least the first 6 months following birth. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding until 2 years old because the benefits continue throughout early physical development.

The perks and the power of breastfeeding are endless — not only is…

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