Other Mission Sites
CSI has been to Ghana three times, in 2004, 2005 and 2007. Surgeries included both cleft and orthopedic procedures, and were performed at Komfo Anochi Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana. Thanks to adequate training provided for the local medical professionals, CSI was able to discontinue missions to this location as they are now self-sufficient.
Peru was CSI's very first mission in 2003, and we have been back three times, in 2004, 2005 and 2009. Surgeries included both cleft and urological procedures, and were performed at Hospital Honorio Delgado in
Arequipa, and Las Mercedes Hospital in Chiclayo.
Before Children's Surgery International branched into its own entity, the Minnesota Chapter of Operation Smile traveled to Cambodia, China, Gaza, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, North Viet Nam and Venezuela. These missions were very important to our current organization in helping us define our goals and values, as well as gain perspective on the global need for cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries.
See pictures from our previous missions