Missions and Centers

Our medical missions have provided much needed care to tens of thousands of poor patients nationwide. Since 1982, we have consistently deployed such missions to over 70 different cities and municipalities -- each with the goal of reaching the most marginalized patients.

While the medical mission represents an effective model for providing access to surgery in underserved communities, we have over the last 7 years begun to adapt our approach to centers in more population-dense areas. Today, we have Cleft Care Centers of Excellence in Manila, Pampanga, and Davao City that offer treatment and consultations in 8 different specialties and ensure year-round care for patients.

The centers and surrounding medical missions are integrated using a hub-and-spoke outreach model, which allows us to reach as many patients as possible without sacrificing safety or effectiveness.


2019 Missions

Jan. 26, Hospital :Dusit Thani Hotel, Type: Volunteer Appreciation Night

Feb. 15 - 23, Site: Cebu, Hospital: Visayas Community Medical Center, Obj:120/5 GA, Type: International/Surgical

Mar 19 - 23, Site: Rizal, Hospital: Tanay General Hospital, Obj: 50/3 GA, Type; Local/Surgical

Mar 22 - 24, Hospital: Tiara Oriental Hotel, Type: AHA Education

Mar 30 - Apr 6, Site: Ilocos Norte, Hospital: Roque V. Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital, Obj: 60/4 GA, Type; Local/Surgical

May 17 - 25, Site: Bacolod, Hospital: Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, Obj: 60/4 GA, Type: Local/Surgical

June 7 - 11, Site: Surigao, Hospital: Caraga Regional Hospital, Obj: 70/4 GA, Type: Local/Surgical

June 8 - 9, Site: Makati, Hospital: BLS and PAL Provider Course, Obj: 20, Type: Training

July 12 - 20, Site: Palawan, Hospital: Aborlan Medicare Hospital, Obj: 100/5 GA, Type: International/Surgical

Aug 10 - 11, Site: Makati, Hospital: BLS and PALS Instructor Couse, Type: Training

Aug 17 - 23, Site: Cavite, Hospital: Pagamutan ng Dasmarinas, Obj: 80/4 GA, Type: Local/Surgical

Oct. 11 - 15, Site: Manila, Hospital: Sta. Ana Hospital, Obj: 60/4 GA, Type: Local/Surgical

Nov. 22 - 30, Site: Tacloban, Hospital: Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, Obj: 100/5 GA, Type: International/Surgical



“Every child that has a facial deformity is our responsibility. If we don’t take care of that child, there’s no guarantee that anyone else will.”

- Kathy Magee, Operation Smile Co-founder and President