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Our work

Medical Mission Matters is a non-profit that provides indigenous children with cleft lips and/or palate the support needed to get life transforming operations. The first step is to locate these children through our "Facehunter" staff. A typical monthly mission does around 25 to 45 surgeries and locating children is the first step of our engagement. As part of this process we've learned the need to arrange for transportation for the children and their families to make it into the surgical mission because these families often don't have the resources to travel to surgical missions on their own.

Next, our work requires coordinating activities prior to and during missions. We need to make sure each child is healthy enough for surgery and if not, they must be treated in advance so they'll meet the requirements on the day of the surgery.

Medical Mission Matters coordinates medical facilities in advance to provide all necessary equipment and staff required, such as operating room equipment and supplies, beds, and food for the families. Families are rotated to avoid overwhelming the medical facilities.

Our surgical team has successfully preformed over 1700 operations. Where many Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate organizations fly in for operations once or twice a year and frankly often lack the needed surgical expertize. The Medical Missions Matters surgical team is highly capable to do it right the first time. In order to keep costs down we rotate our surgeons from one of two operating tables which allows medical staff to prepare patients in advance of their surgery.

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