Operation Smile

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.

A mother in Wenshan, China, breastfeeds her baby after surgery.

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

By Dr. Ruben Ayala, Chief Medical Officer, Operation Smile

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Operation Smile remains committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of cleft surgery and comprehensive care, and we are working in close collaboration with ministries of health and local authorities to determine when it will be safe to resume these activities in the countries…

Operation Smile

Through our expertise in treating cleft lip and cleft palate, we create solutions that deliver safe surgery to people where it’s needed most. operationsmile.org

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