We’re finding the most meaningful ways we can to support people in the communities where we work, even when medical missions are postponed, care centres are closed, and the future feels uncertain. It’s in this uncertainty that our swift action is required, and we’re doing everything that we can to help.

This virtual event series features subject matter experts from our teams around the world, discussing various aspects of our global COVID-19 response, and answering your questions live.

Watch Past Events

Catch up on events you missed by watching the full video, reading the transcript, and checking out the audience question and answer sessions by clicking the links below.

Going the Extra Mile in India and Madagascar

As part of an “Extra S’Miles” campaign in Madagascar, we’re travelling to hard-hit areas to bring patients packages of food, hygiene items and washable masks.

In India, we partnered with the Inga Health Foundation and local governments in Mumbai and Durgapur to distribute similar packages to 700 families and workers hit the hardest by a nationwide lock down.

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Resuming Surgery Safely

In March, we postponed many medical missions leaving 10,000 patients waiting for surgery.

We’re letting our patients and families know that once it’s safe to do so, we’ll be there for their cleft care needs as we were before the pandemic.

This conversation features experts from Italy, Vietnam and the U.S. sharing how we’re resuming surgeries and patient care safely.

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Voices from the Frontline

Doreenlove Serwah is one of the lead nurses at her hospital in Ghana and a long-time volunteer on medical missions in Ghana.

Rodney Kapunan is an emergency room nurse in Florida and has worked and volunteered in several countries internationally including India, Egypt and the Philippines.

Victoria Leal is an intensive care unit nurse with 36 years of experience. She is originally from Colombia and now lives and works in Florida.

Watch these extraordinary individuals share their experience caring for patients on the frontlines of the pandemic.


Continuing our Commitment to Patients in Nicaragua

In Managua, Operation Smile Nicaragua is conducting virtual speech therapy and psychosocial consultations.

They are also providing nutritional support for our patients who are suffering from malnutrition.

Additionally, they’re redirecting crucially needed supplies and equipment to provide immediate relief to hospitals and supply chains being stretched beyond capacity.

In this video, you’ll hear from three women on the frontlines, supporting this vital work.


Putting our Expertise to Work

We’re building upon our expertise in delivering cleft surgery and care in resource-limited settings as well as our history of improving the health and dignity of those we serve.

We’re finding the most meaningful ways that we can support people and their health needs in the communities where we work, even when medical missions are postponed, care centres are closed, and the future feels uncertain.

This virtual event featured a live question and answer session with Ernest Gaie our Senior Advisor of Global Business Operations and Stuart Myers our Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Programmes.