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San Francisco’s Alliance for Smiles Heads To Africa & Asia in November

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San Francisco’s Alliance for Smiles Heads To Africa & Asia in November

November 2 – 16: China

November 3 – 17:  Egypt 

November 15 – 21: Nigeria 

4 November 2019 —  San Francisco, CA: This month,  Alliance for Smiles (, the San Francisco-based global organization providing sustainable cleft-palate treatment and support worldwide, continues with its global missions with trip to China (November 2 – 16), Egypt (November 3 – 17) and Nigeria (November 15 – 21)  having worked for 15 years in 15 countries.

“Our mission is about so much more than repairing smiles for young people around the world,” said Alison Healy, Executive Director of Alliance For Smiles. “Through the incredible contributions of our volunteer doctors and medical training teams, we not only heal bodies, but we build and foster ongoing international friendships.” 

In addition to organizing and sending two-week medical missions of surgical teams comprised of approximately 15 medical volunteers, supported by approximately 5 non-medical volunteers to a country, AFS also works side-by-side with local medical practitioners to exchange ideas on proper medical techniques and procedures, as well as to provide follow-up care.  Additionally, the organization also works to build sustainability in country, through the establishment and maintenance of Medical Treatment Centers that provide follow-up and continuing care to children who receive surgery.  

Alliance For Smiles has served almost 7,000 children worldwide. 

AFS provides care to all patients, regardless of sex, age, economic status, educational background, race, color, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or marital status.

Upcoming Medical Missions

  • November 2 — 16, 2019 – Wenzhou China, Teaching Mission
  • November 3 — 17, 2019 – Aswan, Egypt Medical Mission 
  • November 15 – 21, 2019 — Lagos, Nigeria Medical Mission 

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