Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador

by Global Smile Foundation
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Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador
Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador
Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador
Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador
Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador
Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador
Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador
Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador
Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador
Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador
Healthy lives for children with cleft in Ecuador

Project Report | Oct 19, 2021
You saved lives in Ecuador!

By Lisa Crist | Director of Development

We met so many new patients like Angel!
We met so many new patients like Angel!

With your contribution, Global Smile Foundation (GSF) was able to complete a successful two-week program in Guayaquil, Ecuador in September 2021. Our team worked with in-country partner, Fundacion Global Smile-Ecuador, to provide free comprehensive cleft care to underserved patients born with cleft lip and/or palate.

During the program, our teams conducted:

  • 87 Patient screenings
  • 95 Surgical procedures for 68 patients
  • 73 Psychosocial consultations
  • 236 Dental procedures for 90 patients

When international travel resumed, GSF implemented extensive COVID-19 testing and precautions to maximize the safety of our patients, guardians, and team members. These precautions enabled us to complete the September mission without infection.

Our next mission is scheduled for March 2022. Due to the global pandemic, many of our patients have been waiting for care for 18 months or more. We will continue to share news and updates with you.

Healthy smiles are essential for healthy lives and we appreciate your support.

Thank you!

Many patients receive formula & feeding assistance
Many patients receive formula & feeding assistance
Joel, pictured before & 48 hours after surgery
Joel, pictured before & 48 hours after surgery
Matias has a healthy smile!
Matias has a healthy smile!

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Global Smile Foundation

Location: Norwood, MA - USA
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Twitter: @globalsmile
Project Leader:
Lisa Crist
Norwood , MA United States

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