World Care Program
On our programs, Operation Smile inevitably often identifies some patients with very severe conditions who cannot be treated during a standard Operation Smile program. The cases can range from craniofacial to burns. Operation Smile in Ethiopia has formed a partnership with a renowned burn surgeon in Addis Ababa who is committed to providing care to Operation Smile’s World Care Program patients suffering from severe burns, both within Ethiopia and throughout Africa.
Simeon, the first patient to benefit from this partnership came from Kigali, Rwanda to Addis Ababa in December of 2012. After 3 surgeries and 2 months of post-operative care, Simeon returned to Rwanda with a new face and a new life.