World Journey of Smiles medical mission
in Amman, Jordan
About this video
Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide
children's medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated
to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since
its founding, it has treated more than 100,000 children born
with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
Operation Smile ran the World Journey of Smiles from 7-16 November, 2007.
More than 1,700 volunteers participated in the mission, including over 700
from the United States and over 1000 from 43 other countries. It involved 40
hospitals, care centres and clinics in 25 countries in Asia, Eastern Europe,
Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The mission had the goal of
treating 5,000 children born with cleft lips and cleft palates.