Operation Smile UAE provides free corrective surgeries to children with deformities in Jordan
WAM MMAN: Operation Smile UAE has provided free corrective surgeries to children from Jordan, Palestine and Syria born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.
The week-long medical mission by Operation Smile, running between 21-27 June at the Prince Hussain Bin Abdullah II Hospital near Amman, mobilized up to medical volunteers from the UAE and around the world who travelled to Jordan to provide surgeries to the children suffering from the deformities. The team consists of surgeons, pediatricians, aestheticians, dentists, bio-medical technicians, child-life support doctors and nurses, along with medical and community volunteers from Jordan to assist the mission.
Operation Smile UAE and Operation Smile Jordan expressed appreciation of the facilities provided by the Jordanian ministry of health for the mission.
Operation Smile UAE is the initiative of the wife of H.H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikha Al Yaziya Bint Saif Al Nahyan who is the patron of the UAE chapter of the global Operation Smile organization. Since its inception in January 2011, the charity has brought "Smiles" to over hundreds of children through the funding of six different missions around the world.
Operation Smile UAE brings together medical practitioners from the UAE and across the globe in its bid to offer free surgeries to children with facial deformities. The surgeries offer immediate and life-altering results, giving hope and social acceptance back to children and their families.
The Virginia-based Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity with programs and chapters in more than 60 countries, and provider of free reconstructive surgery for children and young adults around the world who suffer from facial deformities.